Further relaxing restrictions from the height of the coronavirus outbreak, Turkey is now allowing cafes, restaurants, and similar businesses to go back to normal work hours again.
Working hour restrictions for certain businesses under the outbreak were lifted in line with recommendations of Turkey’s Coronavirus Scientific Advisory Board, said an Interior Ministry circular sent to all of Turkey’s 81 provinces on Tuesday.
The businesses include restaurants, cafes, coffeehouses, tea houses, and clubhouses.
These businesses will be able to operate within the times specified in their general regulations and licenses, as before the outbreak.
With a trend of falling daily case numbers, Turkey to date has recorded a total of 220,572 confirmed coronavirus cases, and over 203,000 patients have recovered. The country’s death toll stands at 5,508.
In recent weeks the number of daily recoveries has nearly equaled the number of new cases, a benchmark stressed by the country’s health minister.