COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns

Nearly 25,000 people violate curfews, weekend lockdown

Some 25,000 people in Turkey violated weeknight curfews and a full lockdown on the weekend between Jan. 11 and Jan. 18, the country's Interior Ministry has announced.

As part of the government's measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, Turkey has been implementing the curfews and lockdowns since early December 2020.

Authorities extend lockdown for Sperchiada until Jan 18

Greek authorities extended a stricter lockdown imposed on the small town of Sperchiada in the region of Fthiotida, central Greece, until January 18, Civil Protection announced on Wednesday evening.

The measures are initially introduced on January 5 after health authorities detected a higher number of coronavirus cases.

More than 39,000 people violate curfews, lockdown

More than 39,000 people have violated the weeknight curfews and full weekend lockdown in Turkey between Dec. 7 and Dec. 14, the country's Interior Ministry has said.

The government introduced the weeknight curfews from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. and full weekend lockdowns starting from Friday 9 p.m. until Monday 5 a.m. to check the spread of COVID-19.