Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has announced to enhance further restrictions as the novel Coronavirus witnesses a major spike across the country.
Erdoğan, amidst increasing virus cases and deaths, announced a complete lockdown on weekends.
The President said the country had opted for the move in light of increasing cases of coronavirus and the surge in deaths as a result of the virus.
A complete two-day lockdown will be imposed on Saturday and Sunday each week, he announced. People will not be allowed to leave their home from Friday 9pm to Monday 5pm.
Moreover, Turkey has bought 50 million vaccines which will be provided to citizens from the current month, president Erdoğan said.
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