Turkey lifts weekend curfew imposed in 15 provinces
The curfew was in effect in 14 major provinces as well as Zonguldak province, where the prevalence of chronic respiratory diseases is high. Travel was also restricted in the provinces.
According to the Health Ministry, COVID-19 cases are at an "anticipated level" and around 128,000 of the country’s roughly 164,000 confirmed cases have recovered from the disease.
Since first appearing in Wuhan, China last December, the novel coronavirus has spread to at least 188 countries and regions.
The U.S., Brazil, Russia and several European countries are currently the hardest hit.