Corona arrived in Turkey


They don't tell where that happened and what about the other passengers from the plane? Are they isolated and monitored as well?
Health Minister Fahrettin Koca urged people not to be alarmed by the diagnosis, saying the country had still steered clear of an outbreak.
“The coronavirus is not strong enough to break through the measures taken by Turkey,” he added. :LOL::ROFLMAO:
The turkish government annonced all flights will be banned to Britain, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Ireland and the United Arab Emirates.
Kuşadası belediyesı made an important announcement:
as of midnight today will be closed down all theaters, cinemas, show centers, concert halls, engagement/wedding halls, restaurants and cafés with live music, casinos, pubs, taverns, coffeehouses, cafés, cafeterias, tea gardens, shisha and internet cafés, game salons, indoor playgrounds (including shopping malls and restaurants), clubs, amusement parks, swimming pools indoor & outdoor, Turkish baths, saunas, thermal baths, massage parlors, SPA centres and sports / fitness centers!
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What now???

Turkey on March 21 imposed a partial curfew for citizens over the age of 65 and those with chronic diseases, effective as of midnight, as part of measures against the coronavirus outbreak.
“As of midnight today, the citizens aged 65 and over and also people who suffer from chronic illnesses are restricted to go out of their homes and to walk in open areas such as parks, gardens,” the interior ministry said in a statement.


Kusadasi Kiwi
Been away for a long time but now isolated at home as NZ has done exactly what Turkey has started doing. Been gradually working towards total lock down which starts midnight Wed. Only emergency services to be out on the streets. Been partial lockdown until now with over 70's isolated and work from home if you can. I'm still working and can do only so much from home but have been home over a week now. Hopefully this will flatten the curve of cases although we are anticipating a surge until about 2 weeks into the lockdown when the isolations should start showing positive results. Fortunately my pantry is well stocked but the home delivery service has ramped up and we like Turkey are close to self sufficient in food and of all things - toilet paper :)

Take care everyone. Despite not being part of this community for so long I still have soft spot for it.
Likewise I’m not often on here,but pop in to see what others are up to. scary times in the world,where the health threat is big enough to close countries! I too have been practicing reduced contact for past week,and now relieved that it’s been made compulsory. Loads of idiots don’t seem to get the reasoning and the nice weather at the weekend brought crowds out,like a bank holiday weekend. Hope you all stay safe and healthy.
*As of Sunday, unfortunately, Turkey had to take the inevitable step of curtailing outdoor activities for individuals over the age of 65 and those suffering from chronic illness...
*the elders out on the streets being warned and ushered off to their homes, to not be issued the hefty fine of TL 3,150 ($477) ...
*Turkey’s Interior Ministry advises that for any concerns from citizens or otherwise, there are three hotlines people can call to receive assistance: 112, 155 and 156...
*for example, if you dial 112 and there isn’t an English speaker on the line, try and try again, and soon, there will be...
*The 112 helpline will be working in conjunction with such groups and will be able to direct callers to assistance based on their individual needs. So, for example, if you had an impending doctor’s appointment, there may be systems set up in which individual permission for such matters can be granted. Meanwhile, let it also be known that the procedure for refilling medicine by a doctor’s prescription has been lifted and those who have medical reports and require medication are able to obtain it when the date of availability comes without having to get a prescription from a doctor and the medication can be picked up by a relative or friend of the patient...
*start with dialing 112, the 155 hotline, which connects you to the police, may end up being the number for shopping emergencies and the same goes for 156, which is the number for the gendarmerie...


Kusadasi Kiwi
As like Turkey we have quite a few tourists stranded as they didn't head the warnings to go home early. Now as the majority come from Europe and the UK we can't get them home and bring back our people stranded as long haul flights need to refuel and all those hubs have closed.
We too have the idiots who say it's just a heavy cold ... mmm don't think so.

We're moving into winter which in itself will bring the usual ailments.

Again take care.
Afaik there are no tourists stranded in Turkey, but there are 919 000 expats permanently living here (2019),
not counting the millions of migrants (3.6) who are refugees here. COVID-19 is spreading fast... the Turkish government officials say it's everywhere!
So please stay at home and be safe!!!
Unfortunately our friends are stranded cant get home, even tried the consulate. First flight so far 1st May. They didnt get a choice to not come or go back, but fortunately they have there own home here in Turkey. They are in lockdown as they are 70. It is getting realy bad over here aswell. But we and her family have assured them they would be licked in here to, cant see family and deffo cant go out. On our site we have friends who have been helping them with shoping etc. Even bought her a birthday cake for her 70th. I was due to come next week totally gutted. Keep safe all
Please be careful about what you post:

*Turkey has detained 19 suspects for sharing “unfounded and provocative” posts on social media about the deadly coronavirus outbreak
*the detained people were sharing posts claiming, “the virus has become an epidemic in our country, the relevant authorities are not taking adequate precautions and that the matter is being hidden from the public.”

*Turkey has detained 64 people for sharing “unfounded and provocative” posts on social media about the deadly coronavirus outbreak, according to the Interior Ministry.
*The Interior Ministry on late March 19 said that 64 of 242 suspects have been detained for allegedly making unfounded and provocative coronavirus posts on social media since March 11.
*The detention process continues for other determined cases, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.