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Erdogan says Turkey to impose mandatory PCR test, COVID-19 vaccine requirements for some areas

Erdogan says Turkey to impose mandatory PCR test, COVID-19 vaccine requirements for some areas

Medical workers of the Bakirkoy District Health Directorate wearing protective suits arrive at a building during an antibody testing program following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Istanbul, Turkey, on Jun 17, 2020. (Photo: REUTERS/Murad Sezer)

ANKARA: Turkey will begin requiring negative COVID-19 test results and proofs of vaccination for some sectors, including from teachers as schools reopen next month and for domestic travel, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday.

Turkey has administered some 87 million vaccines against COVID-19, mainly Sinovac's Coronavac and the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Earlier this week, Ankara began

Speaking after a cabinet meeting, Erdogan said the new requirements would be imposed for teachers, academics and thosw who attend social gathering such as concerts.

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