COVID-19 confirmed what I have always known and experienced - that even among white, middle-class families, household and childcare chores are hopelessly lopsided. While the “modern man” undertakes some of the chores, what he mostly takes over is either considered in line with male roles.
A woman known as a ‘healer’ in the central Anatolian province of Kayseri reportedly contracted the novel coronavirus, and subsequently spread it during her healing rituals. This resulted in a quarantine of those who visited her neighborhood. The Kayseri Medical Chamber issued a statement warning residents to avoid the so-called “healer.”
The use of public transportation in Turkey’s capital dropped by 84 percent in the month of March since the first coronavirus-positive patient in Turkey was diagnosed. While some 1.7 million people used public transportation in the city March 2, this number dropped to 271,783 by March 27.