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Turkey to temporarily close gyms, cafes, cinemas over coronavirus

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Turkey is temporarily closing cafes, restaurants, cinemas, theaters, gyms and other venues as of midnight Monday as a precaution to halt the spread of coronavirus, Turkish interior ministry said on Monday.

In a statement, the ministry also said that all gatherings and activities by non-governmental organizations will be postponed.

On Friday, the country’s Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said that a second patient has been diagnosed with coronavirus in Turkey, after Ankara announced a series of measures to curb the spread of the virus.

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