Thanks to the #evdekal slogan launched to reduce the effects of coronavirus, citizens over 65 years of age living in Balıkesir, who are in the risk group for epidemic disease, comply with the warnings. In the first week of March, 123 thousand 488 citizens used public transportation, while in the third week, this ratio decreased to 29 thousand 752.
Balikesirians comply with the #evdekal slogan, which has been launched in Wuhan, China, to reduce the effects of the coronavirus, which has spread to more than 19 countries, leading to the disease called Covid-170. According to the data received from Balıkesir Mass Transportation Inc., the rate of public transport usage of citizens over 65 years of age has decreased by 50 percent throughout the province. In the first week of March, 65 thousand 123 citizens over the age of 488 used public transportation, while in the third week this figure decreased to 29 thousand 752.
Providing information that the rate of use of public transportation vehicles of elderly citizens has decreased according to the analysis, Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Yücel Yılmaz said, “Please stay in their homes and stay away from public areas to protect our elderly who are in the risk group for epidemic disease. As the municipality, we want our citizens to comply with the rules announced by our Ministry of Health while we are constantly disinfecting all over the city. I would like to thank all our citizens who are sensitive about this matter. ” said.