- Title: Drone footage shows Istanbul's quietest weekend as 16 million locked down
- Date: 11th April 2020
- Summary: ISTANBUL, TURKEY (APRIL 11, 2020) (MUTE) (REUTERS) VARIOUS AERIAL SHOTS OF BOSPHORUS BRIDGE WITH FEW CARS ON VARIOUS AERIAL SHOTS OF EMPTY HIGHWAY VARIOUS AERIALS SHOTS OF EMPTY ROADS UNDER ROMAN AQUEDUCT AERIAL SHOTS OF GOLDEN HORN STRAIT, GALATA BRIDGE AND HISTORIC MOSQUES VARIOUS AERIALS SHOTS OF GALATA BRIDGE WITH FEW CARS AERIAL SHOT OF EMPTY SQUARES AT HISTORIC PENINSULA OF ISTANBUL AERIAL SHOT OF HISTORIC PENINSULA WITH TOPKAPI PALACE AT BACKGROUND VARIOUS AERIAL SHOTS OF EMPTY TAKSIM SQUARE WITH MOSQUE VARIOUS AERIALS SHOTS OF EMPTY ISTIKLAL STREET WITH CLOSED SHOPS AERIALS SHOT OF TAKSIM SQUARE WITH BOSPHORUS STRAIT AT BACKGROUND AERIAL SHOT OF HISTORIC FORTRESS WITH EMPTY STREET AT BOSPHORUS STRAIT IN FOREGROUND AERIAL SHOT EMPTY STREET NEAR BOSPHORUS STRAIT, WITH BOSPHORUS BRIDGE AT BACKGROUND
- Keywords: Istanbul Turkey aerial coronavirus drone health lockdown
- Reuters ID: LVA001C91R58N
- Location: ISTANBUL, TURKEY
- City: ISTANBUL, TURKEY
- Country: Turkey
- Duration: 00:04:15
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Health/Medicine,Editors' Choice
- Story Text: Home to 16 million people, mega-city Istanbul has been quieter than ever on Saturday (April 11), as Turkish authorities issued a lockdown over the weekend in the country's main cities to thwart the spread of coronavirus.
Drone footage showed the mirror flat Bosphorus and iconic landmarks of Istanbul - a visual feast but not auditory as residents of Istanbul remained at home.
Turkey has also halted all international flights, restricted domestic travel, closed schools, bars and cafes, and suspended mass prayers. But people have still been going to work to sustain economic activity.
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 increased by 4,747 and 98 people died in the last 24 hours, bringing the total death toll to 1,006.
Detailing specifics of the lockdown in a subsequent statement, the Interior Ministry said bakeries, pharmacies and health facilities would be among places excluded from the ban, enabling people to meet essential needs.
(Production: Mehmet Emin Caliskan, Omer Berberoglu)
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