Bread will be delivered to Turkish residents as provinces across the country are now under a curfew because of the coronavirus, the Interior Ministry said early Saturday.

It said bread will be delivered by bakeries-owned vehicles and staff, as well as members of the Vefa Social Support Group that was formed to help those aged 65 and older, or who have chronic illnesses, after the government issued a stay-at-home policy March 21.

The move came after Turkey imposed a two-day curfew in 31 provinces to stem the spread of novel coronavirus.

Consumers rushed into supermarkets and bakeries hours before

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