Dozens of sheep take over empty street in Turkey

Dozens of sheep paraded down a deserted street in Turkey’s northern Black Sea coast, during a curfew imposed to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Bells and ‘baaaas’ echoed Sunday night (3 MAY 2020) on the streets of Atakum, in Samsun.

The city was under a four-day lockdown along with 30 others as Turkey grapples with the pandemic.

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During the 2020 Covid-19 epidemic, lockdown has come to mean the practice of attempting to control transmission of the virus by means of restricting people’s movement and activities on a broad scale, usually on a national or state-wide basis.

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