Turkey seeks production, employment continuity amid pandemic

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ISTANBUL, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that Turkey has been trying to ensure sustainability in production and employment during the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We are trying to protect the health of our nation and ensure the production and employment to continue without interruption," Erdogan said at a trade fair in Istanbul.

The Turkish leader noted that the government has been working hard to reduce the pandemic-related troubles of all the segments with diverse supports while taking all the necessary steps to curb the pandemic.

Facing a sharp rise in the COVID-19 cases for the last couple of weeks, the government has recently adopted a series of partial lockdowns and introduced new limitations for businesses.

Under the new restrictions, restaurants, cafes, shopping malls, and hairdressers would be operational from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., while restaurants and cafes would only provide takeaway and delivery services.

The activities of local gaming halls, clubs, tea gardens, as well as soccer turf fields were suspended until a new decision. Enditem

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