Mersin Metropolitan Mayor Vahap Seçer stated that during the 2-day curfew, the Crisis Center in the Metropolitan Municipality will continue to serve with 50 employees, and will meet the needs of citizens, especially food, medicine, diapers and baby food, immediately.
“Timing is extremely wrong”
Criticizing the late announcement of the curfew, President Seçer said, “The curfew is a late decision. I think that the time to make the decision or the time to make it public is also wrong. It is true, the weekend curfew is appropriate. However, if they had announced this to the public during the daytime, people would have taken their precautions. They would get 2 days of basic necessities. We wouldn't see the bustle we see in the streets and markets now. We say not to go out on the street so that people do not infect each other, but what we will achieve as a result of 2 days of precaution. kazanWe're destroying mine. So the timing is extremely wrong. If this decision had been announced during the daylight hours, we would not have encountered this confluence. This decision was taken so that people would not come into contact with each other, but due to timing, people were brought together. There is a saying, 'When you say let's make eyebrows, don't take your eyes off'. This incident illustrates exactly that situation,” he said.
Emphasizing the need to look after this, even though the decision is wrong, President Seçer said, “Our citizens should not worry. We will take the necessary precautions for our citizens to spend these 2 days in peace and not to be a victim, as the administration, the metropolitan municipality and the district municipalities. ”
Crisis Center will work
Stating that 50 personnel work 24 hours in the Crisis Center they created due to the epidemic, Seçer emphasized that the Crisis Center will work throughout the ban with the same capacity and understanding. Seçer said, “Food aid, people over 65 are demanding medicine, and poor families are seeking food and diapers. All of these are met by our municipality. We were meeting these demands before curfew. We will continue to work. Crisis Center will continue its activities. We fulfill urgent demands on matters that are essential. Our citizens should calm down. Nobody gets hungry, not exposed. In case of any disease, we do not have a problem with the need for medication. We will keep our Crisis Center open. The Crisis Center received more than 40 thousand calls. We distributed 8 thousand boxes. Hot food was distributed to 50 thousand people. Medicines of the elderly were delivered. These will continue. ”
Mayor Seçer stated that the Metropolitan's MER-EK Public Bread Factory will continue to operate for 2 days and bread supplies will be provided to the citizens from the buffets.
City buses will serve only for healthcare professionals and public personnel
During the 2-day curfew, public transportation vehicles of the Metropolitan Municipality will serve only for public servants and healthcare workers who are obliged to work.
Public personnel and healthcare professionals who are obliged to work will be able to get information about line numbers and timetable from the Call Center's 444 2 153 telephone line and WhatsApp line 0533 155 2 153.