- Title: Turkey's coronavirus death toll up to 30, over 1,200 confirmed cases
- Date: 23rd March 2020
- Summary: ISTANBUL, TURKEY (MARCH 23, 2020) (REUTERS) AERIAL OF PASSENGER FERRY SAILING AT BOSPHORUS (MUTE) AERIAL OF PASSENGER FERRY DOCKED AT PORT / TRAFFIC IN STREET (MUTE) AERIAL OF ISTANBUL'S TAKSIM SQUARE (MUTE) FEW PEOPLE WALKING IN NEARLY EMPTY TAKSIM SQUARE VARIOUS OF PEOPLE, WEARING MASKS, WALKING PAST CLOSED SHOPS MEDICS IN HAZMAT SUITS SUSPECTED CORONAVIRUS PATIENT HIDING BEHIND FOOD CART / POLICE STANDING NEARBY POLICE OFFICER GIVING ORDERS WOMAN BEING TAKEN INTO AMBULANCE MEDIC CLOSING THE DOOR VARIOUS OF A WORKER IN HAZMAT SUITS DISINFECTING THE AREA ANKARA, TURKEY (MARCH 23, 2020) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF PEDESTRIANS WALKING PAST CLOSED SHOPS COUPLE WEARING MASKS WALKING IN STREET CLOSED SHOPS EMPTY BENCHES VARIOUS OF A TURKISH BAGEL VENDOR FIXING HIS MASK VARIOUS OF POLICE OFFICERS CHECKING IDS OF ELDERLY MEN AS PART OF PARTIAL CURFEW IMPOSED ON CITIZENS OVER THE AGE OF 65
- Keywords: COVID-19 Turkey coronavirus deaths health number of cases pandemic
- Reuters ID: LVA001C69WQPZ
- Location: ISTANBUL AND ANKARA, TURKEY
- City: ISTANBUL AND ANKARA, TURKEY
- Country: Turkey
- Duration: 00:02:19
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Story Text: The streets of the Turkish capital Ankara and its largest city Istanbul were nearly deserted on Monday (March 23), as the country's death toll from coronavirus surged by nine to 30 and the number of confirmed cases rose to by 289 to 1,256.
Turkey has taken a series of measures to prevent the spread of the virus since its outbreak in the country two weeks ago, limiting the use of public spaces, imposing travel restrictions, and announcing a $15 billion economic support package to help its ailing economy.
Ankara has also imposed a partial curfew for citizens over the age of 65 and those with chronic diseases as the number of cases has roughly doubled every day for a week.
With the surge of cases in Turkey, thousands of people have also been quarantined across the country.
On Monday, Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said 10,750 people were in quarantine, adding that those not complying with regulations were subject to fines.
(Production: Mehmet Caliskan, Bulent Usta, Mert Ozkan, Omer Berberoglu)
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