People last week continued to violate Turkey's curfew rules after the country entered a full lockdown that will last for 17 days.
Some 66,161 people broke curfew rules between April 26 and May 3, the country's Interior Ministry said on May 3.
The ministry, however, stressed that a majority of citizens obeyed the lockdown which came into effect on the evening of April 29.
Lockdown has ‘helped’
Turkey has ramped up inspections to make sure the public is obeying to the anti-virus curbs introduced last week in the wake of a surge in COVID-19 cases.
The government announced several new restrictions and a partial lockdown for the first two weeks of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan after the daily coronavirus cases crawled up to record highs.
After months of lockdown, retail shops in Greece will open on Monday, April 5, Deputy Minister for Civil Protection Nikos Chardalias announced on Wednesday.
Customers — with appointments — will be permitted to do their shopping under extremely strict anti-virus measures, Chardalias stated. Large super-stores and malls will not be open at all, however.
Ljubljana – Slovenia is going into its third lockdown in just over a year on Thursday, as it wants to buy time for vaccination and stem the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic, driven by the highly virulent British variant. The lockdown is planned until 11 April, with the exception of Easter Sunday, when up to two households will be able to socialise.