Turkey’s pandemic response may offer some
lessons, notwithstanding country specific
conditions. Turkey implemented social distancing,
mobility restrictions and health policies relatively
quickly. This may have enabled more targeted
measures compared to countries that reacted later,
forcing them into more widespread lockdowns.
Targeted measures in turn could have helped
contain the spread of the virus, mortality rates, and
perhaps even some of the decline in economic
activity. Lessons from other countries suggest that
health, social distancing and some mobility
measures should be maintained to prevent the risks
of a second wave.

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