Turkey Sunday gave new details, including exceptions, of a curfew for people 65 or older or people with chronic illnesses.

Vital public officials and pharmacists will be exempt from the restrictions, said the Interior Ministry.

Doctors, healthcare professionals, mayors, provincial directors, social service officers and other required public officials will continue to work so long as they do not face any serious health conditions such as cancer, it added.

The ministry added that people who must travel or leave home may do so after requesting official permission over the designated hotlines such as 112, 155, and 156.

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