An infectious diseases expert noted that sharing make-up products can spread COVID-19 within a matter of hours. Prof. Mehmet Ceyhan said that coronavirus can stay active on products for up to five hours.
An infectious diseases expert warned that there are some 400,000 COVID-19 patients in Turkey who may not know they’re sick, but could still infect others. The expert urged widespread testing among service workers and healthcare workers as Turkey begins normalization by reopening shopping malls and hair salons.
Turkey’s Interior Ministry and Health Ministry urged citizens to not relax their attention to COVID-19 precautionary measures. The message came after the government partially lifted curfews and reopened malls, barber shops and hair salons.
Istanbul municipality committee warns early ‘normalization’ could lead to a sudden surge in infections
The Istanbul Municipality's Science Committee warned against early relaxing of COVID-19 precautions as the country begins normalization. The municipality criticized the reopening of shopping malls, hair salons and barber shops, and the start of the national soccer league.
Turkey’s Agriculture and Forestry Ministry has banned outdoor grilling and picnics until further notice on March 21. The restriction comes amid a series of preventive measures to slow down the spread of the coronavirus that has already killed nine people in Turkey.