February 19, 2021 at 9:15 AM
Turkey will ease COVID-19 restrictions at the provincial level in March, President Tayyib Recep Erdogan said yesterday.
The level of risk will be classified as “very high”, “high”, “medium” and “low” for each province, the prime minister said, and the public health boards of each province will be able to decide whether to lift the restrictions or tighten them. depending on those levels.
Since December, Turkey has been subject to nationwide restrictions, including weekend lockdowns and night curfews, as cases of the deadly virus rise.
“The roadmap for the opening of restaurants and cafes will be revealed next week,” Erdogan said.
Turkey has so far recorded more than 2.6 million coronavirus cases and nearly 27,000 deaths since the outbreak began in March last year.
Turkey started a nationwide vaccination last month.
More than 4.6 million people, mostly health workers and the elderly, have received the first injection of the inoculation since January 14 and some 777,000 people have already received a second dose.
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