Face masks made compulsory outside in Turkish cities

Grigory Matyunin 17-Jun-2020
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Turkey has imposed new rules on Thursday making it mandatory for all those in Ankara, Istanbul and Bursa to wear masks while outside. These are the latest measures introduced in order to curtail the spread of coronavirus.

Turkish officials have also considered imposing harsher restrictions on social interactions due to growing numbers of infections.

No plans to impose further lockdown measures that could be detrimental to the Turkish economy have been proposed.

June has seen the reopening of restaurants and cafes, the resumption of flights and intercity travel.

According to official statistics 1,500 individuals are being diagnosed with the new virus on a daily basis.

Authorities have urged caution as the citizens of Turkey have flooded the streets with restrictions being eased.