Van citizens say quarantine is yet another torture method
Many neighbourhoods were quarantined after it was established that the condolence tents set up in the Emin Pasha neighborhood had been the focus of the coronavirus cases.
In Van, an increase in the number of coronavirus cases was registered after the governor failed to take adequate measures and allowed condolence tents to be set up.
The number of cases increased to 200 after condolence tents were established in Emin Pasha neighborhood of Edremit district and in the village of Ortanca in Tusba district. One more woman lost her life increasing the number of coronavirus deaths to 10 in Van, while 64 thousand people in total have been quarantined and 17 people are still in isolation. Those who stay in are quarantined in their homes are left to their fate.
Many neighbourhoods were quarantined after it was established that the condolence tents set up in the Emin Pasha neighborhood had been the focus of the coronavirus cases. Many people who had visited the condolence tent had gone on to the neighbourhoods of Gendelova, Kozluca and Soloağaç in Tusba and proved positive to the coronavirus. The neighbourhood of Taşdöüzen was quarantined when it was established the presence of citizens from Gürpınar who had visited the condolence tent.
The quarantine in the neighbourhood of Günbaşı in Gürpınar was extended as new coronavirus cases were detected. Coronavirus cases were also found in the neighbourhoods of Gedikbaşı and Ekecek in Başkale district. The two neighbourhoods were quarantined after two people coming from outside Van tested positive. The entrance and exit of the two neighbourhoods were closed.
Citizens are abandoned to their fate in the quarantined neighbourhood of Emin Pasha in Edremit, where the condolence tent had been put up. Entries and exits to the neighbourhood, which has been in quarantine for about 22 days, are prohibited. Citizens who are stuck in their houses are having a hard time in getting their basic needs met, and lack food, drinks and cleaning materials.
The residents of the neighbourhood said that they were trying to reach state authorities, beginning with Van Governorate, to meet their basic needs, but could not find interlocutors. Stating that the quarantine has turned into torture, citizens stressed that the state is using the coronavirus against the people as a punishment method.