Provoca­tive posts on virus: 410 ar­rested

Pretoria News - - WORLD - |

ISTANBUL: Tur­key has ar­rested 410 peo­ple for their “provoca­tive” posts on so­cial me­dia about the coro­n­avirus out­break, its in­te­rior min­is­ter said yes­ter­day.

Su­ley­man Soylu praised Turks for com­ply­ing with so­cial dis­tanc­ing mea­sures to cur­tail the spread of the dis­ease, and said this meant tighter controls such as a cur­few might be un­nec­es­sary.

Tur­key has shut schools, cafés and bars, banned mass prayers, post­poned sports matches and sus­pended flights. Con­firmed cases of the virus in Tur­key had risen 343 to 1 872 on Tuesday. Forty-four peo­ple have died.

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