Not now ... easy on line (charged not more than 1TL each (disposable) or the Belediye distribute) ... you can buy more fashion conscious (washable) ones in many shops here too ... people are just lazy/arrogant/sometimes unaware due to a lack of education or help & advice ....
*Turkey is setting restrictions on going out this Saturday and next Saturday due to university and high school entrance exams on those days, the Interior Ministry said on June 18.
*There will be a general lockdown on June 20 and 27 between 9.30 a.m. and 3 p.m., said a ministry statement.
*The lockdown will also be in effect on June 28 between 9.30 a.m. and 6.30 p.m.
Everybody has a facemask in Turkey, it's mandatory to wear a mask in public, but people choose not to...
many wear their masks on the chin, the youngsters think it's cool to wear the mask on the back of the head! How hilarious!
When I ask a woman next to me in a supermarket to please put her mask on her mouth and nose to protect herself and me,
she answers "but it's much too hot" She's right, to wear a mask for 15 minutes while shopping is asked too much!
Social distancing does not work, look at that picture taken at the Izmir Kordon, where people gather to watch the sunset
and where the authorities painted social distancing circles on the lawn:
*People who fail to wear protective face masks will be fined 900 Turkish Liras (around $130) across Turkey starting June 22
*Presently, 48 of Turkey’s 81 provinces have made it mandatory for their residents to wear face masks when they are outside of their homes, while in 33 provinces people are required to have their masks on in public places such as shopping centers, supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, barbershops and hair salons.
Drives me mad that people are using masks inappropriately. Under the chin, around just one ear, just over the mouth but not the nose. If you’re wearing it.. do it properly. Today I say a man wearing 2... actually worn correctly but each one equally filthy. We need public information films on it. How to put it in, how to take it off, and how long to wear before it becomes ineffective. I think the UK in the coming days will be advocating more widespread use.
Two days ago the number of covid cases in Kuşadası was 6 , today 2 new cases have been found,
so the total number of corona patients has increased to eight!
The Turkish government established a new subcommity that "will prepare recommendations to fact-check and determine inaccurate and incomplete information about COVID-19 and will tackle false claims that create panic among the public"
*the findings obtained so far conclude that citizens failed to understand the importance of the rules sufficiently.
*As the new messages to be given to the people about the coronavirus were evaluated during the meeting, a sub-commission was established to carry out a communication strategy and a media campaign in this context.
*The target audience in the messages to be spread is young people who have reportedly violated the rules the most.
*a young man identified only as Göktuğ S. in the Aegean province of İzmir who refuses to wear a mask while outside complained that the mask was making him sweat a lot.
“They say that everyone will eventually be infected. Those who will die will die and those who will survive will survive,” he said. “Life goes on,” he added
“We already live this life by chance. Who cares if we die,” said Emir Ö., another young man, when asked why he wasn’t wearing a mask..
But they are aready here!!! All the sites are full of elderly people who arrived here during the strict curfew for people over 65 years old
and during the total travel ban in Turkey
Coming weekend there will be another strict curfew for everybody, except students and their parents / drivers,
on Saturday the curfew will be from 9:30 am to 3 pm, Sunday from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm!
Since the announcement of hefty fines for not wearing a face mask, unfortunately nothing has changed,
in Davutlar most people do NOT wear a mask when shopping , even the employees are filling the shelves without wearing a mask...
Please stay at home during the curfews and please be careful out there, good luck to you all