At least 62 Turkish expats who arrived in the southeastern Gaziantep province early Wednesday were placed in quarantine as part of measures to stem the spread of coronavirus.

The citizens who arrived on a Turkish Airlines flight thanked the government for bringing them home.

After arriving at Gaziantep Airport, they passed through thermal camera and were checked for any signs of fever.

They were then transferred to Ummu Gulsum Dormitory for 14 days.

Turkey has so far registered nearly 96,000 coronavirus cases, with a death toll of 2,259.

After being first detected in China late last year, the

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