Turkey: Children under 14 return to parks as coronavirus restrictions eased

Children under the age of fourteen were allowed out of their homes in Istanbul between 11 a.m. (0800 GMT) and 3 p.m. (1200 GMT) this Wednesday, after the conclusion of another weekend-long curfew for all citizens and while at-risk age-groups remain under strict rules for movement. Parks were full of eager children getting some time outdoors, with the provision that they remain walking distance to... Еще home and wear face masks. «It was so boring to stay at home, because there was no air at home,» said a local child. «When we think about it, there should be bans, there should be curfews, but like these days, one day a week or a month for the elderly and children, they need to have a process where they can safely go out, but when we look at the park in front of our house it is very crowded,» said Vedat Ece, an Istanbul resident who has been housebound with family for two months. Turkey has repeatedly imposed weekend curfews for all citizens since mid-April throughout the month of Ramadan, and has maintained stricter protocols for those under age 20 and elderly citizens over 65.

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