Turkey suspends all international flights, expands restrictions

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has imposed additional nationwide restrictions to contain the spread of coronavirus in the country.

While stopping short of declaring a lockdown, Erdogan on Friday announced the suspension of all international flights to and from Turkey as well as strict monitoring of domestic travel.

As of Friday, the number of coronavirus-related deaths in Turkey had risen to 92, while total cases reached 5,698.

The new restrictive measures include seeking approval from local governors before making intercity trips, and the closure of picnic areas, forests and archaeological sites over weekends.

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Source: Al Jazeera