After successfully implementing measures to fight against the Covid-19 outbreak, Turkey is getting ready to return to normalcy. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan addressed the nation and unveiled the first steps of the normalization process.
Emphasizing the fact that these steps will open a new page for ‘a new normal’, President Erdoğan said, “We have to lead our lives in accordance with precautions that will protect us from pandemic threats for a long time.”
Relaxation measures will ease daily lives by also preventing the Covid-19 outbreak from gaining momentum, said President Erdoğan.
- On May 11, shopping centers will be permitted to reopen.
- Curfew on citizens of age over 65 and below 20 will be removed once a week for a period of 4 hours.
- On May 11, barber shops and hairdresser salons will be reopened.
- On May 5, taxi cabs will start working in the three most populated cities of Turkey— Istanbul, Ankara, and Izmir.
- Dating from May 5, provincial quarantines will end in 7 provinces, some of which are Antalya, Muğla, and Aydın, leading destinations for summer tourism.