Turkey’s Interior Ministry has announced to extend a travel ban in 15 major cities for another 15 days due to the raging COVID-19 pandemic.
The ministry said in a statement that the travel ban will continue from May 20, 2020, to June 3, 2020, as defaulters will be fined.
It added that air, land, and sea travel will also be restricted.
The cities include Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Balikesir, Bursa, Eskisehir, Gaziantep, Kayseri, Kocaeli, Konya, Manisa, Sakarya, Samsun, Van and Zonguldak.
Earlier in April 2020, Turkey imposed the country’s first travel ban across 31 provinces to stem the spread of the coronavirus and later lifted it in some provinces.
As of Tuesday, May 19, 2020, Turkey has reported a total of 151,615 COVID-19 cases and 4,199 deaths.