Turkey will support flexible and shorter work hours for employees in order to limit the time they spend outdoors as part of measures to curb the coronavirus outbreak, the country’s labor, social services and family minister said Friday.

“We will provide flexibility in certain conditions to make it more beneficial to all sectors,” said Zehra Zumrut Selcuk, speaking at Anadolu Agency’s Editor’s Desk in the capital Ankara.

She added that the basic state pension will be increased from 1,000 Turkish liras ($154) to 1,500 Turkish liras ($231).

“Based on the results of an income questionnaire conducted by the Social

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