The lockdown, declared by Turkey’s communications manager Fahrettin Altun late on Friday night, is an endeavor to avoid the spread of coronavirus from the nation of 82 million people.
In Istanbul, residents shared pictures of audiences out of grocery stores before their curfew, which was to start last night at midnight throughout 31 Turkish towns.
The government was criticized for announcing that the previous minute curfew with only hours to spare time and before a weekend.
Clarifying the principles of this lockdown in the future Twitter, Altun explained that bakeries and pharmacies could stay open, in addition to other”businesses that will fulfill the urgent or fundamental needs of taxpayers”.
Turkey has 47,029 documented instances of coronavirus, and it has seen only over 1,000 deaths.
Even though Turkey has ceased domestic and international travel and closed schools and restaurants throughout the nation has up to now resisted shutting down offices and offices.