Turkey's easing of social restrictions on COVID-19 was implemented in March



UMMATIMES - From early March the easing of social restrictions against COVID-19 will be implemented in Turkey. The easing will be carried out gradually, from one province to another. The reference is the number of COVID-19 transmission in each region. said President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

"We will categorize our provinces according to three categories namely Low, Intermediate and High based on the transmission rate and vaccinations there. This March, gradual easing will start based on that reference," "We are in a position to stop this disturbance. become a threat with a little patience and a little sacrifice, "

Erdogan said, Thursday, February 18, 2021. Erdogan added that periodic evaluations of the easing plan will be carried out to ensure that his party does not take wrong steps.

If the easing goes well, Erdogan wants to reopen access to schools, cafes and restaurants. This is to ensure that the economy in Turkey will move back to normal. However, he made sure the health protocol would still be implemented.

March will be a good moment for easing as vaccinations are going well so far. In addition, a road map for easing has been created which makes him optimistic that the easing will not lead to an increase in the number of cases. said Erdogan.

Turkey has recorded 2.6 million cases and 27 thousand deaths due to COVID-19. The number of daily cases is in the range of 6,000 to 8,000 cases, which is still considered alarming. Since January 2021, COVID-19 vaccination has been carried out with the Sinovac vaccine from China.