Nationwide weekend curfews resume
Turkey re-enforced weekend curfews starting on April 2 in accordance with the risk situation of provinces amid surging coronavirus cases and fatalities.
The weekend curfew started Friday 9 p.m. nationwide. However, its duration will vary province-wise.
In low and medium risk provinces, marked blue and yellow, respectively, on a color-coded map issued by the authorities, the curfew will end at 5 a.m on Saturday.
In high-risk provinces, marked orange, the curfew will end at 5 a.m. on Saturday. However, it will restart at 9 p.m on Saturday and end at 5 a.m. on Monday.
In high-risk provinces, marked red, the weekend curfew will end at 5 a.m. on Monday.
Markets, grocery stores, greengrocers, butchers and dried nuts and fruits sellers will remain open between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be able to do deliveries.
Bakeries will also be open on the weekend.
Restaurants, patisserie and dessert shops will be able to do take-aways between 10.00-20.00 and online order companies will also be able to deliver orders between 10.00 -24.00 at the weekend.
The categorization of provinces as facing low, medium, high, or very high risk is based on infection rates and Turkey’s vaccination campaign, which began on Jan. 14.
The color-coded risk map of Turkey’s 81 provinces will be redone every week according to the risk situation, and the normalization practice will be updated every two weeks.