Turkish Airlines announced early on April 4 that it has suspended all domestic service until April 20 amid the coronavirus outbreak.
"Within the framework of struggle against the coronavirus epidemic, we are suspending our limited number of flights to 14 major cities until April 20," the airlines announced on its Twitter account.
✈️— Türk Hava Yolları (@TK_TR) April 3, 2020
Koranavirüs salgını ile mücadele kapsamında iç hatlarda 14 büyükşehire kontrollü şekilde icra ettiğimiz seferlerimize 20 Nisan’a kadar ara veriyoruz.
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Earlier this week, Turkish Airlines had extended its suspension of all international flights to May 1, while cutting flights to all but 14 big Turkish cities.Turkish Airlines suspends all international flights until May 1, limits domestic routes
The company's latest announcement came after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on April 3 announced that the country has taken a series of new measures to curb the spread of the virus.
Erdoğan said during a press conference that the government declared a curfew for people younger than 20 years of age and also shut down the borders of 31 big cities for all vehicles, excluding transit passage and essential supplies such as food, medical and sanitary products.
Erdoğan also said wearing a mask has become mandatory in crowded public places, in public transport, grocery stores and workplaces to contain the virus.
As of April 3, Turkey has 425 deaths stemming from the virus, as the number of confirmed cases hit 20,921.Turkey imposes curfew for youth, makes mask usage obligatory in public places