Turkey has announced the suspension of education in primary, elementary, secondary and universities, as part of measures taken to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus in the country.
This came from Turkish presidential spokesman, İbrahim Kalın, in a press conference he held following an emergency meeting chaired by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to discuss measures taken to tackle the Coronavirus.
Kalın said that the primary, secondary, and secondary schools in the three phases will be closed for a week, starting next Monday, March 16th, provided that education is resumed after that for a week via the Internet or television, without going to schools.
As for universities and institutes, it was decided to suspend the study for a period of 3 weeks, starting from March 16 (next Monday), and a new decision will be issued after the specified period has passed, about whether education will resume or the vacation will be extended.
It was also decided to hold all sports competitions without an audience, until the end of next April.
Kalın also advised his country’s citizens not to travel outside the country, except in cases of extreme necessity, stating that Turkey would subject every person coming from abroad to quarantine for a period of 14 days.