ANKARA

Turkey will continue with its weekend curfews to stem the spread of the coronavirus, the country’s president announced on Monday, with the next curfew to be imposed on April 18-19.

“As part of the fight against the epidemic, we decided to continue the curfew on weekends as needed in the coming period,” Recep Tayyip Erdogan said following a three-hour virtual Cabinet meeting.

“Turkey will complete [construction of] a new hospital for COVID-19 patients in Istanbul’s Basaksehir by May 15,” he added.

He also announced the establishment of two new hospitals with total of 350 beds in Istanbul for coronavirus

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