ANKARA

Sea transportation to and from the Turkish metropolitan city of Istanbul, as well as travel by private boats across the city will be suspended over the coronavirus outbreak, the provincial governor announced Friday.

The suspension, which does not include transit cargo or passenger transportation, will begin at 11.59 p.m. local time (2059GMT) Friday night, Ali Yerlikaya tweeted.

Seagoing passenger service during curfew will be available in limited periods of time, according to Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.

Turkey on April 11-12 imposed a 48-hour curfew in 31 provinces across the country, as part of measures to curb the spread of the

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