The Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey (DİSK) has protested a factory run by the tuna fish company Dardanel in the province of Çanakkale after it imposed a closed-circuit working system on some of its employees after they contracted coronavirus. The workers have been forced to stay in quarantine dormitories since July 26.
All hospital beds and dormitories are filled in southeastern Mardin, where experts are worried the health infrastructure will fail to accommodate needs as the number of cases in the city approach 5,000.
A foundation close to the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) will be closing down 25 of its dormitories due to financial struggles, daily Birgün reported on June 8. "We will use our resources to the 21 dormitories we will maintain and to our education services that will continue to diversify and expand," TÜRGEV said.
Turkey's Health Ministry will no longer quarantine travelers returning to Turkey in public dormitories, but instead track their isolation at their homes. The ministry will also evacuate travelers who are currently quarantined in public dormitories without their 14-day isolation period elapses, on the condition that they test negative for COVID-19.
Some 209 Turkish citizens were evacuated from the Maldives, after which they were placed under quarantine in public dormitories in the Central Anatolian province of Kırşehir. The Family and Social Policies Ministry noted they would provide counseling to the citizens who will remain quarantined for two weeks.
Some 12,912 persons are held under quarantine in 87 different dormitories around Turkey, Youth and Sports Minister Muharrem Kasapoğlu said April 14. Meanwhile, some 60 individuals were released from quarantine in Bursa.
AKP deputy Recep Özel wrote on Twitter that 245 of 268 coronavirus patients in Turkey's western province of Isparta were pilgrims who were placed in the province's student dormitories as part of quarantine measures. Just minutes later, Özel deleted his tweets.