Announcement by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after the cabinet meeting in steps of gradual normalization Depending on how much the measures will loosen in which province they will be implemented according to the risk map determined by the Ministry of Health and the Scientific Committee. Accordingly, the provinces will be divided into four different risk groups: low, medium, high and very high, and additional measures related to the epidemic will be determined according to risk groups.
The Minister of Health, Fahrettin Koca, explained on his Twitter account how the risk categories of the provinces are determined. Koca said: “Our Scientific Committee has taken into account the positivity rate of the PCR tests performed together with the weekly number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants to determine the risk categories of the provinces, the intensive care occupancy rate and the increase in intubated patients. It is in our hands to gradually normalize ”, he said.
Minister Koca also shared the updated map of the total weekly number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
Risk level by province
With the circular issued by the Interior Ministry following President Erdogan’s statements, it became clear how the decisions made at the Cabinet meeting will be in practice. The circular also indicates which provinces are in which risk group.
Provinces in the low-risk group: Ağrı, Batman, Bingöl, Bitlis, Diyarbakır, Hakkari, Iğdır, Mardin, Muş, Siirt, Şanlıurfa, Şırnak, Uşak, Van.
Provinces in the medium risk group: Adana, Afyonkarahisar, Ankara, Aydın, Bartın, Bayburt, Bursa, Çankırı, Çorum, Denizli, Elazig, Erzincan, Erzurum, Eskişehir, Gaziantep, Hatay, Isparta, Kahramankir, Malaşastaşmara, Kastaşiramara, , Manisa, Nevsehir, Sivas, Tunceli, Yozgat.
Provinces in the high-risk group: Antalya, Ardahan, Artvin, Bilecik, Bolu, Çanakkale, Düzce, İstanbul, İzmir, Karaman, Kayseri, Kırıkkale, Kırklareli, Kilis, Kocaeli, Kütahya, Mersin, Muğla, Niğulda, Tehran. .
Provinces in the very high risk group: Adıyaman, Aksaray, Amasya, Balıkesir, Burdur, Edirne, Giresun, Gümüşhane, Konya, Ordu, Osmaniye, Rize, Sakarya, Samsun, Sinop, Tokat, Trabzon.
Curfew restrictions will be applied throughout the normalization process with Turkey at 05:00 from Monday to Friday between 21:00. The same restriction will continue to apply on weekends in the low-risk group provinces.
However, the curfew restrictions that apply on weekends will vary depending on the risk situation of the provinces.
In the provinces of the high and very high risk group, curfews will be imposed until 9:00 p.m. on Fridays and 5:00 a.m. on Saturdays, 9:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 5:00 a.m. on Mondays.
Restrictions apply for over 65s and under 20s.
In provinces included in the low and medium risk group; Curfew restrictions will be lifted for citizens 65 and older and for youth and children under 20 years of age.
In the provinces of the high and very high risk group, curfews for citizens aged 65 and over and under 20 will be increased from three to four hours. Thus, citizens over 65 years of age will be able to leave between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and those under 20 years of age between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Places such as restaurants and patisseries will open
Places to eat and drink such as cafes, restaurants, patisseries may operate between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. in low, medium and high risk provinces, but must comply with some rules.
Consequently, taking into account the distance conditions in the Covid-19 Outbreak Management and Work Guide of the Ministry of Health, a capacity limitation rate of 50 percent will be applied to determine the number of tables and seats that can be used. find in space and the maximum amount of people that can be found at the same time.
The places to eat and drink for these risk groups may serve as take-out or pick-up between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., and only as take-out between 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 p.m.
In the provinces that are in the very high-risk group, places to eat and drink may serve as take-out or take-out between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m., and only as a parcel service between 8 p.m. and 12 p.m. .
In addition, the HES code of customers will be controlled at the entrance of places to eat and drink.
Gatherings such as weddings and marriages
In provinces included in the low and medium risk group; Weddings and weddings can be held with a minimum of 8 square meters of space per person, no more than 100 participants and limited to 1 hour.
In provinces that are in the high and very high risk groups, weddings and weddings can be held with a minimum of 8 square meters of space per person, not to exceed 50 and limited to 1 hour.
According to the decisions made at the cabinet meeting, face-to-face education also begins in schools as of March 2. According to the statement issued yesterday afternoon by the Ministry of National Education, as of March 2, face-to-face education will begin throughout the country in all preschool education institutions, elementary schools, eighth and twelfth grade. Participation in face-to-face training will continue to depend on parental consent.
In low and medium risk provinces, full-time in preschool educational institutions, elementary schools, 5th, 6th and 7th grade secondary and 9th, 10th and 11th grades of secondary school twice a week in diluted groups, 12 weeks in diluted groups in 8th grade of secondary school The face-to-face training will take place for 22 hours and from 16 to 24 hours a week in diluted groups in 12th grade of secondary school.
Full-time education in pre-primary education institutions in high- and very-high-risk provinces, two days a week in diluted groups in primary schools, 12-22 hours a week in diluted groups in eighth grade, and 16-24 hours a week. week in diluted groups in 12th grade.