Turkey extends closure of schools to end-May over coronavirus: minister


FILE PHOTO: A member of the honour guard wearing a face mask stands guard during a ceremony to mark the National Sovereignty and Children’s Day at Anitkabir, mausoleum of modern Turkey’s founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues, in Ankara, Turkey, April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey has extended the closure of schools until the end of May as part of its measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus, Education Minister Ziya Selcuk said on Wednesday.

Ankara announced the initial closure of schools on March 12 after it reported its first case of COVID-19 and now has nearly 115,000 cases with a death toll of nearly 3,000. Selcuk made the announcement at a news conference.

Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Dominic Evans

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