Turkey to temporarily close gyms, cafes, cinemas over coronavirus

People wear protective face masks due to coronavirus concerns in Istanbul, Turkey March 13, 2020. (Reuters)

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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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57
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