ANKARA 

Turkey’s two-day curfew in 31 provinces took effect at midnight Friday to stem the spread of novel coronavirus. 

The country’s interior ministry made announcement late Friday and said it would affect the provinces of Ankara, Adana, Antalya, Aydin, Balikesir, Bursa, Denizli, Diyarbakir, Erzurum, Eskisehir, Gaziantep, Hatay, Istanbul, Izmir, Kahramanmaras, Kayseri, Kocaeli, Konya, Malatya, Manisa, Mardin, Mersin, Mugla, Ordu, Sakarya, Samsun, Sanliurfa, Tekirdag, Trabzon, Van and Zonguldak.

Consumers were seen rushing into supermarkets and bakeries hours before the curfew. 

A letter about the curfew was sent to the governorships.

Turkey confirmed 98 more deaths from the virus Friday, bringing that

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