Turkey adopted new measures early on March 24 on shopping and transportation in an effort to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The Interior Ministry issued a notice saying all grocery stores will only provide service between 09:00 and 21:00 local time.
Notably, only a certain number of people will be allowed to shop at one time, depending on the size of the store. All of the shops will put up a sign at their entrance indicating how many customers can come in the store at the same time. The customers will be always reminded that they need to keep a distance of at least 1 meter between each other.
The Interior Ministry also said that as part of the new measures, all intercity and intra-city buses will be allowed to carry only half their capacity.
According to the latest official figures, Turkey has 1,529 confirmed coronavirus cases and the death toll stands at 37.Turkey’s coronavirus death toll rises to 37, as confirmed cases increase to 1,529