Some 20,398 persons were fined over the weekend of April 18 for violating a 48-hour curfew that aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 in Turkey, the Interior Ministry said.
“Citizens in our 30 metropolitans and Zonguldak were mostly compliant with the curfew. Legal and administrative action was taken against 20,298 persons who violated the curfew,” the Interior Ministry said April 19.Turkey implements second consecutive weekend curfew in 31 major provinces
Turkey’s first weekend-long curfew was implemented April 11 and 12.Turkish interior, health ministers 'had a serious argument' over short-notice coronavirus curfew
The curfew had been announced with a few hours’ notice, leading to Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu’s resignation April 12, which President Erdogan promptly rejected.
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