- Title: Deserted streets in Europeâ€™s largest city as lockdown begins
- Date: 11th April 2020
- Summary: ISTANBUL, TURKEY (APRIL 11, 2020) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF EMPTY ROADS POLICE AT ROAD EMPTY TAKSIM SQUARE VARIOUS OF VAN DRIVING IN EMPTY SHOPPING STREET VARIOUS OF GOLDEN HORN AT BOSPHORUS STRAIT DOCKED BOATS POLICEMAN WALKING IN EMPTY SQUARE VARIOUS OF TRAMS AND EMPTY STREETS BANNER SAYING IN TURKISH: "Stay at home" ANKARA, TURKEY (APRIL 11, 2020) (REUTERS) POLICE CHECKING CARS POLICE INSIDE BUS CHECKING PEOPLE POLICE CHECKING PEOPLE ON STREET
- Keywords: Ankara Istanbul Turkey capital coronavirus lockdown weekend
- Reuters ID: LVA001C91R4G7
- Location: ISTANBUL, ANKARA, TURKEY
- City: ISTANBUL, ANKARA, TURKEY
- Country: Turkey
- Duration: 00:02:25
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Story Text: : Istanbul, Europe's largest city, was eerily deserted on Saturday morning (April 11) authorities imposed a two-day lockdown to halt the spread of coronavirus outbreak.
The restrictions were imposed in 31 provinces across the country and scaled up existing curbs, under which people under the age of 20 and over 65 have been told to stay 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: Bulent Usta, Mert Ozkan, Omer Berberoglu)
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