Turkey’ s Interior Ministry has announced the extension of a travel ban in 15 major cities by another 15 days due to the raging COVID – 19 pandemic.
In a statement , the ministry said the travel ban will continue from May 20 to June 3 and those who do not obey the restrictions will be subject to administrative fines .
It said that air , land , and sea travel to and from these cities will be restricted .
The cities include Istanbul , Ankara , Izmir , Balikesir , Bursa , Eskisehir , Gaziantep , Kayseri, Kocaeli , Konya , Manisa , Sakarya , Samsun , Van and Zonguldak .
Earlier in April, Turkey imposed the country’ s first travel ban across 31 provinces to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus and later lifted it in some provinces .
As of Tuesday, Turkey has reported a total of 151 , 615 COVID – 19 cases and 4 , 199 deaths .
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