Turkey’s Erdogan imposes nationwide lockdown over Eid al-Fitr

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TURKISH President Tayyip Erdogan said, on Monday, that a four-day lockdown starting on May 23 would be imposed nationwide as part of efforts to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus during the Eid al-Fitr religious holiday.

Speaking after a cabinet meeting, Erdogan also said schools would not re-open this academic year and education would continue in person in September with the new academic year.

Erdogan said mosques would begin allowing mass prayers for mid-day and afternoon prayers as from May 29.

He said the house arrest period for prisoners, who were released as part of coronavirus measures, had been extended for two months.

NAN

– May 18, 2020 @ 19:20 GMT /

 

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