Turkey closes all libraries over coronavirus outbreak
As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Turkey grows day by day, precautionary measures have been taken to contain the outbreak in the country.
Turkey's Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced that between 16 and 30 March all libraries in Turkey will be closed due to coronavirus outbreak, which has so far claimed the lives of more than 6,300 people around the world.
According to the statement made by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, 5,392 out of 10,300 citizens who returned from Umrah were quarantined in state dormitories in Ankara and 4,938 were quarantined in Konya. The Ministry of the Interior announced that pavilions, discotheques, bars and night clubs will be closed temporarily starting from 10:00 on 16 March.
Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announced on Monday that the number of confirmed cases increased to 18, with 7 of the new cases originating from Europe and 3 cases originating from the United States.