Russia will extend temporary restrictions on flights to Turkey until June 21 due to the serious coronavirus situation there, the country's anti-coronavirus crisis center announced May 31.
Meanwhile, flights between Moscow and the Belarusian capital of Minsk will be increased to up to 10 per week as of June 10, it said in a statement.
Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) spokesperson Faik Öztrak has criticized the government's way of handling the normalization process in Turkey and the vaccination program amid the pandemic.
"A new easing period is now expected, but it is still unclear how the opening will be," he said on May 31 at a press conference.
According to him, the virus "moved" towards a younger age, but it decreased in the total population at all ages.
He said that the current epidemiological situation is completely different than last year at the same time, especially thanks to immunization, so it cannot be expected to be as bad as then.
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The European Commission (EC) said on Tuesday that it has approved the allocation of €173.6 million to Bulgaria, which can be used as compensations related to the coronavirus pandemic.
The funds aim to support the labour market and retain jobs, help small businesses and low-income families. The money will be part of OP Human Resources Development's budget.