COVID-19 Turkey Update #5
Latest Status: 13.04.2020 (21:00 CET)
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What is new?
Current Disease Statistics:
There are currently 61,049 confirmed cases and 1.296 deaths in Turkey. 60% of cases are in Istanbul. 1,786 patients in ICU, 1,063 of which are connected to ventilator. 3,957 patients cured. 410,556 tests have been performed so far.
WHAT RESTRICTIONS ARE CURRENTLY APPLIED?
13.04.2020: The previously performed curfew will be applied on the weekend of 18-19 Apr as well as following weekends as needed.
13.04.2020: Two new hospitals will be found with a total capacity of 350 beds. These new ones will found as an addition to the previously announced two field hospitals to be built in two airports with 1000 bed capacity each.
12.04.2020. Other restrictions still applicable (Curfew on people below 20 and above 60 years of age). More curfews are expected to happen in the coming holidays times and weekends. Due to panic situation and market runs witnessed minutes after the declaration of curfew, minister of Interior has resigned. But later the resignation was not accepted by the presidency.
10.04.2020: Ministry of Interior declared a 48-hour long surprise curfew for 30 metropolitan cities plus Zonguldak city as of midnight. This cover more than 60 million people. It ended at the midnight of Sunday
09.04.2020 Turkish presidency declared that surgical masks cannot be sold commercially. Any citizens applying to Turkish post (PTT) or Turkish State Database ww.turkiye.gov.tr can obtain weekly masks for free. Pharmacies and medical stores are banned to make commerce on surgical masks. In an earlier decision FFP2/N95 masks were decided to be sold only by prescription.
Pegasus airlines, second biggest airline company has extended flight cancelations from May the 1st until May 15th, 2020. Currently the main hub of Pegasus Airlines, Sabiha Gokcen International Airport is closed for regular flights.
Article by: Dr. Mevlüt Cengiz, Operations Manager firstname.lastname@example.org