A total of 511 Turkish nationals who arrived from Iraq were quarantined Tuesday for 14 days to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, according to local sources. 

The passengers, who arrived at noon at Esenboga Airport in the capital Ankara, were transported to Afyonkarahisar province on 23 buses accompanied by police and gendarmerie.

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

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

Apart from general medical and other required support, psychologists and

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