Turkey to resume flights from UK, Denmark

After four months of suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic, Turkey will resume flights from the United Kingdom and Denmark. Turkey had temporarily suspended flights from the two countries in December due to the new strains of the coronavirus.

Reuters - Duvar English  

Turkey will resume flights from the United Kingdom and Denmark, Turkish Airlines CEO Bilal Ekşi said on April 21. 

Ekşi said on Twitter passengers will need to have a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the flight, citing a decision by authorities.

Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca had announced on Dec. 20, 2020 that flights from Britain, Denmark — where new strains were detected — the Netherlands and South Africa were suspended.

Turkey logs 362 COVID deaths, highest daily toll yet

Meanwhile, Turkey on April 21 recorded 362 deaths due to COVID-19, the highest daily number since the beginning of the pandemic, data from the Health Ministry showed, bringing the total toll to 36,975.

Data also showed 61,967 new cases were recorded in the same period, bringing the total number of cases since the beginning of the pandemic to 4,446,591.

Turkey currently ranks fourth globally in the number of daily cases based on a seven-day average, according to a Reuters tally.

A curfew between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. is in place on weekdays, as well as full weekend lockdowns and other measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus, as daily cases and deaths surged to record highs after an easing of measures in March.