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“As long as it goes on like this, the pandemic will not end” | NTV

Citizens flocked to the streets on the first unrestricted Saturday in Istanbul after the weekend restrictions applied for three months within the scope of Corona virus measures. Istanbulites, who have been closed at home on weekends for weeks, especially filled the beaches.

Those who walked on the beaches of Istanbul, those who fish, and those who sat on the chairs they brought with them formed a large crowd. There is no place left in the beach restaurants. The vehicles of those who wanted to reach the beach caused long vehicle queues.

Eminönü Square is also back to its old crowded days. There is no place left to take a step in Taksim and İstiklal Street due to the crowd of people. Traffic density reached 80 percent with the onset of rain in the afternoon.


According to the news of Mert Inan from Milliyet newspaper, experts evaluating the scene in Istanbul said, “This pandemic never ends like this.”

Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine Dean Prof. Dr. Stating that there has been a slight increase in the number of applications to hospitals in the last few days, Sait Gönen said, “If cafes and restaurants overflow such dollars, we will see the third wave in April. I saw that cafes and indoor spaces were overflowing in Nişantaşı. Traffic is locked everywhere. People are overwhelmed, but we have to be careful. “If we continue in this way, unfortunately, bad days are waiting for us again,” he said.


Professor of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University. Dr. Osman Erk, insistently underlining that the new normalization process is early, said, “Let me state what I have to say at the very beginning. I went to Bakırköy for a job weeks later. The sight I saw really frightened. The streets are not crossed by crowds of people. I hope not, I hope nobody gets hurt, but we will see very serious increases in cases in a few weeks. Streets are inaccessible from cars and people. We got a feather from telling the citizens that they should stay away from closed, narrow spaces. Our use of masks is also problematic. “Some people wear a mask for days,” he said.


Infectious Diseases Association President Prof. Dr. Mehmet Ceyhan also mentioned that if the current images continue, the number of cases will increase significantly, “The number of cases that have climbed a little in the last week is related to the picture in the Black Sea. Thousands of people come to Istanbul from the Black Sea every day. We will start to see the actual painting in three weeks. Increase in cases will be inevitable in Istanbul. We should have seen in a year to what extent people understand the pandemic or not. If you go to normalization by creating the perception that ‘we have accomplished this job, now the danger has passed’, the citizen will also relax the measures. We cannot overcome the pandemic as long as the current images continue ”.

The provinces that will be subject to curfew from 21:00 on Saturday to 05:00 on Monday morning are as follows:

High Risk provinces (Orange): İstanbul, İzmir, Kırklareli, Tekirdağ, Kocaeli, Yalova, Çanakkale, Muğla, Antalya, Kütahya, Bilecik, Düzce, Bolu, Zonguldak, Karaman, Mersin, Niğde, Kırıkkale, Kayseri, Kilis, Artvin, Ardahan.

Very high risk provinces (Red): Edirne, Balıkesir, Sakarya, Burdur, Konya, Aksaray, Sinop, Samsun, Amasya, Tokat, Ordu, Giresun, Gümüşhane, Trabzon, Rize, Osmaniye, Adıyaman.

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