Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced plans to introduce new requirements for unvaccinated citizens: the authorities plan to make it mandatory to provide a negative PCR test result for visiting cinemas and restaurants. He announced this on Thursday, August 19, he is quoted by TASS.
“We will require regular PCR tests for students and university staff who are not vaccinated against coronavirus. We will also make PCR tests mandatory for flights and long-distance transportation, as well as for entering places such as cinemas and restaurants, ”he said.
In addition, with the beginning of the academic year in the republic on September 6, unvaccinated school employees will need to take a PCR test at least twice a week, the Turkish leader added.
On August 11, in Turkey, the daily increase in detected cases of coronavirus again updated the maximum of the last three months, amounting to 27,356.
At the end of July, the Minister of Health of the Republic of Fahrettin Koca expressed concern about the rate of spread of the virus in the country. The country has reached such a number of COVID-19 cases that it raises concerns about the ability to keep the epidemic under control, he said.