[CBC뉴스] 터키가 코로나 바이러스 감염과 사망률이 최근 며칠간 최고치를 기록한 이후 주말 전면 봉쇄에 들어갔다.
8,300만 명의 인구인 터키는 3월 대유행 발생 이후 가장 많은 3만2,736명의 증상을 기록했다.
4일 총 사망자 수는 193명이 증가해 이번 주 초의 일일 사상 최고치인 14,509명을 기록했다.
Turkey has entered its first full weekend lockdown on Saturday (December 5) since May after coronavirus infections and deaths hit record highs in recent days.
The country of 83 million people on Friday (December 4) recorded 32,736 new cases, including asymptomatic ones, the highest number since the beginning of the pandemic in March.
The total death toll rose by 193 on Friday, touching a daily record level seen earlier this week, to 14,509.
Turkish television showed largely empty squares and streets on Saturday in the largest city Istanbul, the capital Ankara and the third largest city Izmir, with only a few people and vehicles out and about.
Turkey now ranks fourth globally for the number of daily new cases, behind only the United States, India and Brazil - all countries with far larger populations than Turkey.
For four months, Turkey only reported daily symptomatic cases, but it has reported all cases since Nov. 25. Historical data for all positive cases and the cumulative total are still not available.
Turkey last imposed full weekend lockdowns in large cities in May. It announced nationwide weekend curfews last month, but the measures failed to halt the rise in new cases and deaths.
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