March 12, 2020 / 4:26 PM / 19 days ago

Turkey says schools, universities to close over coronavirus

ISTANBUL, March 12 (Reuters) - Turkish primary and secondary schools will be closed for a week from March 16, while universities will be closed for three weeks due to coronavirus, presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Thursday.

In a news conference following a meeting of ministers at the presidential palace, Kalin also said that all sports events will be played without spectators until the end of April.

Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu; Writing by Daren Butler

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