ANKARA

More and more countries have been forced to adopt strict measures to fight coronavirus, which first appeared in China late 2019 and quickly spread to other countries, resulting in over 166,000 deaths so far.

Initial measures such as shutting down borders and halting international flights were followed by domestic transportation restrictions, curfews and bans on mass mobility.

The countries most affected by the virus experienced heavy burdens on their healthcare systems and witnessed shortages of medical equipment, medication and sanitary materials.

While the measures aimed to stem the spread of the virus, they almost fully shut down daily

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