262 Turkish citizens evacuated from London quarantined


A total of 262 Turkish citizens who were evacuated on a flight from London were placed under a 14-day quarantine on April 17 to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The passengers, who arrived at Esenboğa Airport in the capital Ankara, were transported to Çankırı province on buses accompanied by police teams.

In a bid to enforce social distancing, they were housed in student dormitories after checking their temperatures.

While the police teams took security measures around the building, provincial municipality teams disinfected the buses.

Meanwhile, Turkey is set to bring back nearly 25,000 expats from 59 countries so they can spend the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at home with their families.

Speaking on Twitter, Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay said Turkey has always stood by its people regardless of their location amid the pandemic, which has claimed tens of thousands of lives across the globe.

Oktay said the Turkish nation and state are determined to face down the coronavirus crisis with the help of the country’s fellowship and solidarity. Ramadan is due to start on April 24.

Hurriyet Daily News


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