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


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.


– May 18, 2020 @ 19:20 GMT /


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