Turkey has put more villages in the eastern and Central Anatolian provinces under quarantine in a bid to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
Individuals, as well as the private sector, need to better implement the measures taken against the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a member of the Health Ministry’s coronavirus science committee.
The Turkish health ministry on March 29 reported 1,815 new coronavirus cases, marking the country's largest daily increase in infections, and 23 additional deaths.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on March 28 called for a stay-at-home order after coronavirus cases jumped by a third in a day.
Traffic accidents declined nearly 35 percent in Istanbul province as a result of stay at home orders amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the provincial police department.
Turkey's national flag carrier airline on March 28 announced that it would limit domestic flights amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.