In line with the Scientific Advisory Board’s recommendations, Turkey took the following measures to stop new infections:
All citizens above the age of 65, along with all chronically ill persons, became subject to mandatory home confinement measures.
All persons at or below the age of twenty were ordered to stay home until further notice.
Turkey canceled all international flights and proceeded to suspend all domestic flights until further notice.
All intercity travels (including commercial bus service and privately-owned vehicles) became subject to written permission.
President Erdoğan placed 30 metropolitan areas, including Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir, as well as the city of Zonguldak, a mining center, on lockdown.
Commuters were ordered to comply with social distance rules on public transportation.
The President authorized public institutions to adopt flexible work methods and place their employees on administrative leave.
The use of surgical masks was declared to be mandatory in all public areas, including streets.