Turks get creative in battling coronavirus pandemic
People around Turkey exchanged their extraordinary methods for countering coronavirus on social media this week, lifting the spirits of those affected by the pandemic.
Antalya resident Hasan Kurt’s solution for shopping without leaving the house was to read his grocery list to a shopkeeper by phone, then use a drone to fly tethered groceries from the store, Turkish media outlet Biz10 TV tweeted.
Evden çıkamadı, alışveriş için evden markete drone yolladı— Biz10 TV (@Biz10TV) March 23, 2020
Antalya’nın Serik ilçesine bağlı Akçaalan Mahallesi'nde yaşayan Hasan Kurt isminde bir vatandaş, kendisini ve ailesini virüsten korumak için dışarı çıkmadan alışverişini drone ile yapıyor. pic.twitter.com/DiFri3svs6
Meanwhile, Ahval English executive editor İlhan Tanir tweeted footage of two men getting sprayed with disinfectant used by municipal officials to sanitise public areas, in Turkey’s eastern province of Malatya. The men happily expressed their gratitude before going on their way.
Malatya korona önlemleri... pic.twitter.com/14JHKl24dM— Ilhan Tanir (@WasHatti) March 26, 2020
The Black Sea city of Ordu has developed its own method for battling the virus, using a 5-metre-long, man-sized booth, dubbed the “AIRCOR52 Disinfect Tunnel”, to spray disinfectant then steam on whoever walks through it. Ordu mayor Mehmet Hilmi Güler said the city would soon begin to mass produce the invention for the rest of the country.
Türkiye'de bir ilke imza atarak tamamen kendi imkânlarımızla #koronavirüs'e karşı geliştirip seri üretimine başladığımız AİRCOR52 DEZENFEKTE TÜNELİ ülkemize ve milletimize hayırlı olsun.— Mehmet Hilmi Güler (@mhilmiguler) March 26, 2020
Bugünden itibaren başta sağlık kurumlarımız olmak üzere, tüm kamu kurumlarımızın emrindeyiz. pic.twitter.com/W6vcFUnNK5
The Fındıklı district in the northeastern province of Rize shared a video of its women’s choir, whose homebound members sang a jingle for COVID-19 precautionary measures from their webcams.