People walk across the Galata Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey’s largest city, on Wednesday (7) – Photo: Ozone Goss / AFP
The country, which recorded 54,740 new cases and 276 deaths, is drowning in the third wave of Govt-19. According to official figures, the disease has already killed 32,943 people in Turkey, which has a population of 83 million.
The rise in epidemics forced the government to tighten controls that were relaxed in early March. Much of Turkey has declared itself a high-risk area for the epidemic, including the capital Ankara and Istanbul.
The government announced the return of night curfew orders in high-risk cities next month, along with other measures during the month of Ramadan.
Muslims will be imprisoned on weekends during this period of fasting, which takes place from mid-April to mid-May this year. Restaurants can only serve carry-on food.
In Istanbul, health experts are being vaccinated by Coronavak, a vaccine against Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech Kovit-19. Turkey began vaccinating on January 14, 2021. – Photo: Emra Kurel / A.P.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday expressed confidence that the measures would help reduce the number of cases before the start of the tourist season in May.
According to a survey by Ever World in Data, a website that compiles data with the University of Oxford, nearly 9% of the Turkish population received two doses of the vaccine. One of the linked immunosuppressive drugs in the country is Coronavac, manufactured by the Chinese laboratory Sinovac. However, there is a prediction that there will be a delay in delivering the new levels.
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