Turkey has 25,980 additional COVID-19 cases, and 340 deaths.

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According to Health Ministry numbers, Turkey reported 25,980 new COVID-19 infections and 340 deaths on Sunday.

Despite a widespread vaccine programme, the country has been fighting to keep outbreak rates from skyrocketing in recent weeks.

With Sunday’s estimates, the estimated number of coronavirus cases after the epidemic began in the country hit 4.8 million, with a death toll of 40,844.

Over the last 24 hours, more than 240,000 COVID-19 tests were performed in the world, according to the results.

In terms of recoveries, the ministry declared 75,182 patients recovered, taking the number to 4.48 million.

Following an influx of new viruses, the government agreed to reintroduce some controls that had already been relaxed as part of the normalisation process.

Special steps went into force on April 14 for the first two weeks of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month.

The weekday curfew is also in effect from 7 p.m. (up from 9 p.m.) to 5 a.m., at which time intercity traffic is now prohibited, except in emergency situations. Weekend lockdowns will also be enforced in high-risk areas.

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Cafes and restaurants will only provide delivery and takeout, while wedding rooms, sports centres, and gyms will be closed before Ramadan is over.

Following a Cabinet conference, Ankara is scheduled to declare either new restrictions or the extension of existing policies next week.

Turkey introduced one of the strictest lockdowns since the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic struck the world in March 2020 on April 29.


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