Turkey is set to end the curfew from next Thursday, July 1, in the midst of a nationwide fall in COVID-19 cases, the country’s president announced on Monday.
On the same day, Turkey will also lift restrictions on city travel and restrictions on urban public transport, said Recep Tayyip Erdogan after a three-hour cabinet meeting at the presidential complex in the capital Ankara.
Thanks to the fall in the number of Covid-19s detected, Turkey will return to normal working order in public institutions and organizations from July 1, he said at the press conference.
“As of today, the number of COVID-19 vaccines administered in Turkey reached 43 million with the fastest vaccination rate in the last week,” he added.
Erdogan also stressed how “important” it is for everyone to get vaccinated when their turn comes at the vaccination station.
Turkey uses an inactive vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac as well as Pfizer-BioNTech’s Messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine. An agreement was also reached with Russia on the import of the Sputnik V vaccine, and locally produced vaccines are expected to be available later this year.
Today’s corona statistics from the Ministry of Health are as follows: positive cases 5,294 and 51 have died.
On June 1, Turkey eased some measures to combat the virus as the number of coronavirus cases in the country began to decline after a 17-day shutdown.