© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: An aerial view of the city during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Istanbul
ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey will start easing coronavirus containment measures from Monday, President Tayyip Erdogan said, lifting inter-city travel restrictions in seven provinces and easing a curfew imposed on senior and youth citizens.
Turkey has about 130,000 confirmed coronavirus cases – the highest total outside Western Europe, the United States and Russia – and has been in lockdown at weekends and on national holidays since the start of April.
Ankara started implementing containment measures after its first coronavirus case was reported in early March. It has imposed travel restrictions in 31 major cities and also shut schools, restaurants, bars and shops.
However, Erdogan said on Monday that Turkey will start easing measures gradually in May, June and July after the spread…