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Turkey bans public smoking in virus mitigation effort

Turkey has been recording more than 2,000 cases of COVID-19 a day for weeks, and there are concerns the government is underreporting virus deaths.

The Turkish government on Wednesday banned public smoking in an effort to the mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

The Interior Ministry banned smoking in crowded public places. The measure is designed to ensure people wear protective masks properly, Reuters reported.

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