ANKARA

Turkey has imposed a curfew in 31 provinces until midnight of April 12 as part of measures to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, the country’s Interior Ministry announced on Friday.

The curfew is ordered in the capital Ankara, Adana, Antalya, Aydin, Balikesir, Bursa, Denizli, Diyarbakir, Erzurum, Eskisehir, Gaziantep, Hatay, Istanbul, Izmir, Kahramanmaras, Kayseri, Kocaeli, Konya, Malatya, Manisa, Mardin, Mersin, Mugla, Ordu, Sakarya, Samsun, Sanliurfa, Tekirdag, Trabzon, Van and Zonguldak, the ministry said in a statement.

A circular on the issue was sent to the governorships, it added.

On Friday, Turkey confirmed 98 more deaths from the coronavirus,

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