More than 11,000 people who arrived in Turkey from abroad have been quarantined in 36 dormitories across 23 provinces, the country’s youth and sports minister said Monday.

In a tweet, Mehmet Kasapoglu said: “Our dormitories, which have been home to brilliant children of our country, are now hosting our guests from abroad.”

Giving further details, he said Istanbul is currently hosting 1,955 people, Ankara 3,058, Konya 2,180, Kocaeli 891 and Isparta 586.

The quarantined people will be closely monitored for symptoms of coronavirus.

Turkey has upped its measures to curb the coronavirus pandemic by banning public gatherings, closing schools

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