Indeed the third wave of COVID-19 is proving to be more brutal than the other two since it includes different mutated variants of the virus which are more lethal than the initial COVID-19 which was first recorded in Wuhan, China.
Due to this, Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan, has announced that the country will be going in a complete lockdown starting April 29 to curtail rapid spread of the deadly virus. This full lockdown will run through till May 17 until when updates on the matter will be made.
The President made the announcement on April 27 giving reference to the previous day’s data concerning COVID-19 infections in Turkey in which the country recorded 37,312 new infections and 353 deaths in 24 hours.
This was the world’s fourth highest number of cases and the largest per capita basis in comparison to other countries which have been hit hard by the pandemic.
President Erdogan said all Turks will be required to stay indoors giving exceptions to only essential workers, medical healthcare workers, emergency service providers and those working in various manufacturing sectors.
The President made the announcement after a cabinet meeting further adding any inter-city travels will be subject to official approval. Public transport users will also be subjected to a strict passenger capacity.