Turkey Exempts Workers Aged 18 to 20 From Curfew

(Bloomberg) --

Workers between the age of 18 and 20 in Turkey will be exempt from a curfew imposed last week to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday.

Civil servants, public-sector contractors, private-sector employees, and those who hold seasonal agricultural jobs in this age group, will be exempt from an order that banned people under 20 from leaving their homes, according to a statement on the ministry’s website.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the curfew on Friday, as part of package of measures aimed at containing the spread of the virus, which has claimed more than 500 lives and infected almost 24,000 people across the country.

While Turkey has suspended flights from abroad, banned entries and exits from its largest cities and closed down schools, it has avoided imposing the kind of strict lockdown seen in other parts of the world.

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