At a news conference on Wednesday, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said the pandemic was “under control” in Turkey. “We have been in a steady recovery since week five of the outbreak. Under current conditions, the pandemic is under control,” he also said. Authorities still imposes restrictions to help maintain the situation. In the period of “controlled social life”, wearing masks will be particularly important in bazaars, markets, shopping malls, public transport, taxis, and hairdressers.