Turkish Interior Ministry on Sunday issued a circular letter regarding the protection and feeding of street animals affected by the country’s social distancing policies to stem the spread of coronavirus.

The ministry urged local administrations to leave food to the designated locations on a regular basis so that the animals would not starve as now much fever people take to streets and stay at home due to virus, meaning they can not feed the animals anymore.

“Food and water will be left at the living environments of street animals such as parks and gardens, particularly animal shelters,” the ministry

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