Turkey Extends Virus Quarantine in Cities for Another 15 Days

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Turkey’s government extended quarantine measures in major cities for another 15 days as the spread of the coronavirus shows signs of slowing.

The rules — first announced in early April — apply to Istanbul, which has the bulk of reported cases, and 30 other cities. Daily confirmed coronavirus cases increased by 4.8% on Saturday, compared with a 12% increase 10 days earlier, according to Bloomberg calculations based on Health Ministry data.

Turkey reported another 121 coronavirus deaths on Saturday, raising the total to 1,890, while the number of intensive-care patients increased to 1,894, the highest yet. Of 40,520 people screened for the virus over the past 24 hours, 4,353 tested positive for virus. The number of people on ventilators rose by 40 to 1,054.

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— With assistance by Selcan Hacaoglu

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