You can gauge one’s awareness of the pandemic by how they wear their mask. There are those who wrap their masks around arms or wrists. They avoid seeming completely oblivious to the global pandemic while also maximizing their intake of the Aegean coast’s fabled freshness, corona and all.
Western Turkey's top vacation destination Bodrum will be welcoming visitors again, the mayor said, after two months of discouraging visitors from coming to the coastal town. Mayor Ahmet Aras noted that at the moment Bodrum hospitals are at low occupancy, and that critical care units in the area are nearly empty.
The outbreak of the coronavirus has begun to hit the Turkish tourism industry, with sector representatives concerned about a rapid surge in hotel reservation and flight cancellations that have occurred as a result of the virus. Plane ticket sales have fallen by 80 percent due to the virus, according to Association of Travel Agency Managers (SAYD).