Turkey is setting restrictions on going out this Saturday and next Saturday due to university and high school entrance exams on those days, said the Interior Ministry on Thursday.

There will be a general lockdown on June 20 and 27 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., said a ministry statement.

People taking the exam and using public transport to get there as well as relatives dropping off the students will be exempt.

Municipalities will take necessary measures to prevent disruption in public transportation, with more service offered as needed, the statement said.

During the lockdown, bakeries, markets, grocery stores, and butchers will remain open, it said.

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