Turkey will implement a four-day curfew from May 16-19, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday.
The country has not implemented countrywide lockdowns, instead opting for curfews that prohibit people from leaving their homes on weekends and holidays.
Turkey has also imposed an age-specific curfew for people over the age of 65 and under 20. Those restrictions will be eased slowly with certain age groups being allowed out on specific days, according to Erdogan.
Travel restrictions have been lifted in nine provinces, while 15 other provinces -- including Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir -- remain closed to nonessential entry and exits, Erdogan said.
Turkey will manage the easing of restrictions “dynamically” and will relax or tighten depending on developments, Erdogan said. Hair stylists, barbers and shopping malls reopened today as a part of what Turkish authorities are calling the “controlled socialization” stage of the Covid-19 pandemic plan.
Lowest daily cases: This comes as the country recorded its lowest number of daily positive coronavirus cases since March 26.
Some 1,114 people tested positive in the past 24 hours, the national health ministry said on Monday.