OREANDA-NEWS. Residents of Istanbul, Ankara and other large cities in Turkey tend to leave them before the lockdown on Thursday evening, there are serious traffic jams at the exit from the cities. This was reported by the NTV channel.

It is noted that residents of Turkish cities are moving en masse in their cars towards the resorts on the coast of the Aegean and Mediterranean seas. Istanbul airports work with increased workload. Residents of the resorts complain about the unprecedented influx of visitors before the start of the tourist season, fearing the import of infection. The situation is especially tense in Bodrum and Alanya.

Earlier, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan announced a full lockdown in the country from 19:00 on April 29 to 05:00 on May 17 due to the situation with the coronavirus. All organizations and institutions will cease their activities, with the exception of those released by the circular of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Intercity travel is only permitted after obtaining permission from the authorities. Hotel reservations are no exception to intercity travel restrictions. Foreign tourists are not subject to curfews.

The daily increase in the incidence on April 16 in Turkey showed the maximum since the beginning of the pandemic, amounting to 63,082 cases, on April 21, the maximum deaths per day was recorded - 362, in the following days the daily increase decreased by about one and a half times with a close to the maximum number of deaths. Russia, due to the difficult epidemiological situation in Turkey, has limited air traffic with this country from April 15 to June 1.