Istanbul Statistics Office, established under the affiliation of BİMTAŞ, a subsidiary of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, shares data on how public transportation in Istanbul is affected by the outbreak on its official Twitter account. In addition, İBB President Ekrem İmamoğlu and Municipality SözcüSü Murat Ongun also shares the statistics regarding transportation on their personal Twitter accounts.
When the transportation data are analyzed, it is seen that the first visible drop occurred on March 10. As of this date, there is a continuous decrease in the number of people using public transportation.
When the public transportation trend is compared to the previous week day by day, it is seen that there is a significant decrease in the number of people using metro, metrobus and bus especially as of 14 March.
Public Transport Use Rate of Individuals 65 Years and Above Decreased 69% in the Last Week
With a circular published on March 21, 2020, the Ministry of Internal Affairs imposed a curfew by restricting the individuals aged 65 and over from leaving their homes. Before this announcement, we can examine the transportation trend of the age group of 60 and over and the age group of 65 and over in a twit shared by İBB President Ekrem İmamoğlu on his personal twitter account.
As can be seen in the graphic, the number of people aged 14 and over using the subway, metrobus or bus lines decreased 65% in Istanbul on Saturday, March 37, compared to the previous week, and the number of people aged 21 and over using the public transportation on March 65, Saturday, March 14 ' decreased by 69% compared to.
Number of Students Using Public Transportation in Istanbul Decreased 75% in One Week
There are 13 universities in Istanbul, 44 of which are state and 57 of which are foundations. In addition, there are also 4 foundation schools. In this context Istanbul, home to about 30%, making the universities in Turkey. The number of students studying in higher education in Istanbul is 1 million 834.
In addition, a total of 2 million 840 thousand 498 students receive education in institutions affiliated to the Ministry of Education in Istanbul. The total number of elementary, secondary and high school students with university students reaches 3,8 million.
In line with the decisions taken on March 12, as of March 16, education in universities was interrupted for 3 weeks. Many universities have announced that they will continue their education online after this date. However, it was decided to start distance education as of March 23, while the schools were on holiday for one week at primary, secondary and high school levels.
When we look at the public transportation data of students in Istanbul, we see a 11% decrease on Wednesday, March 5 compared to the previous week. However, on Wednesday, March 18, after a break from education at all levels; The number of students using metro, metrobus or bus services has decreased by 75% compared to the same day of the previous week.
In addition, we looked at the public transportation usage in Istanbul in March for seven days a week.
On the day of the announcement of the first coronavirus case, on Wednesday, March 11, the number of people using public transportation in Istanbul decreased by 5,9%.
The drop in the number of people using metro, metrobus and bus services in Istanbul reached 18% on Wednesday, March 59,1, exactly one week later. The previous day (March 17) evening around 23:58 Health Minister Fahrettin Koca, the number of cases has risen to 98, and in Turkey had reported to the public for the first patients who died coronavirus.
Covidien announced a day after the first-19 cases in Turkey, on 12 March, the number of people using public transportation lines, down 8% compared to the previous week on the same day.
After the total number of cases increased to 18 on the night of March 191 and the number of deaths to 2, the number of people using public transportation on Thursday, March 19 decreased by 12% compared to March 64.
The third day of public sharing of the first coronavirus case, Friday 13 March; The number of people using the metro, metrobus and bus lines decreased by 16% compared to the previous week.
After the number of cases increased to 359 and the number of COVID-19 patients who died, to 4, this decline reached 20% on Friday, March 64.
After the total number of coronavirus cases increased to 5, the number of people using public transportation lines in Istanbul on Saturday, March 14 decreased by 37% compared to the previous week.
Public transportation data for the said twitter posts on Saturday, March 21, 2020 are not available.
After the number of cases rose to 14 on Saturday, March 6, there was a 15% decrease in the number of people using public transportation in Istanbul on Sunday, March 48.
In addition, the number of people using metro, metrobus and bus services in Istanbul decreased by 21% on Sunday, March 947, as the number of cases increased to 19 on the night of March 21 and the number of COVID-22 patients died to 68 on Sunday, March XNUMX.
Following the announcement of the first 19 cases in Turkey Covidien-come, first Monday, March 16, in Istanbul Metro, Metrobus decrease in the use of public transport such as buses and found 44%.
Covidien-19 first cases on Tuesday, March 17 until the announcement of the number of cases had reached 47 in Turkey. Accordingly, on Tuesday, March 17, the number of people using public transportation in Istanbul decreased by 52% compared to the previous week.
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