Turkey will penalize those who violate the two-day curfew imposed across the country as part of measures against coronavirus, the Interior Ministry announced Sunday.

In a statement, the ministry said a total of 18,770 people had so far violated the restrictions, and were subject to “administrative and procedural penalties.” The specifics of the penalties were not mentioned.

The weekend curfew, effective from Friday at midnight for 48 hours in 31 provinces, however, is being largely followed. Turkey has a population of 82 million.

Besides, the government has restricted the movement of those under age 20, and above 65.

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