26 May Tuesday

IMM Sets Up "Social Distancing Circles" in the City's Parks

The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) has started to take measures to make people comply with the social distance rule in parks in Istanbul.

The Municipality has been preparing the City's parks for the new phase of the fight against the coronavirus, as the virus's rate of spread is slowing, but still poses a risk to people.

During the normalization phase of the fight against coronavirus, the IMM drew 'social distancing circles' for everyone who will visit the parks to keep reminding about and protecting the rules of social distancing.

Each circle measures 240 cm in diameter and is 180 cm away from other circles.

By staying in the circles, locals can enjoy the park and the view in compliance with hygiene rules in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus among park visitors. In addition to this, substances used do not damage the grass. When the grass grows over the park, all the circles will be repainted.

Moreover, the municipality has started to set up "social distancing circles" in the other parks of the city as well, including Üsküdar, Kadıköy, Maltepe, Kartal, Pendik coastal parks on the Asian side of the city and Florya Social Facilities, Küçükçekmece Coastal Park, Haliç İTO Park, Maçka and Bebek Parks located on the European side.

The IMM is also planning to finish the work at Marmara Sailing Club located in Caddebostan within a short time. The initiative will continue to be applied in the green areas that are used extensively in order to maintain isolation and not to loosen the rules.

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