Turkey: Lockdown set for school exams

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Thu, 18 Jun 2020 21:25 GMT
On June 20, 27, there will be lockdown from 9:30 am to 3 pm, June 28 from 9 am to 6 pm, says Interior Ministry Turkey is setting restrictions on going out this Saturday and next Saturday due to university and high school entrance exams on those days, the...
Turkey: Lockdown set for school exams

On June 20, 27, there will be lockdown from 9:30 am to 3 pm, June 28 from 9 am to 6 pm, says Interior Ministry

Turkey is setting restrictions on going out this Saturday and next Saturday due to university and high school entrance exams on those days, the Interior Ministry said on Thursday.

There will be a general lockdown on June 20 and 27 between 9.30 a.m. and 3 p.m., said a ministry statement.

The lockdown will also be in effect on June 28 between 9.30 a.m. and 6.30 p.m.

People taking the exam and using public transport to get there as well as relatives dropping off the students will be exempt.

Municipalities will take necessary measures to prevent disruption in public transportation, with more service offered as needed, the statement said.

During the lockdown, bakeries, markets, grocery stores, and butchers will remain open, it said.

 Workplaces that carry out activities related to the production, transportation and sales of medicines, medical devices, medical masks, and disinfectants will also remain open along with animal shelters, hotels, fuel stations, logistics companies and intercity public transports.

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