SAKARYA, Turkey 

Turkey placed 348 passengers arriving from overseas under quarantine Monday as part of measures to contain the novel coronavirus.   

The passengers were checked by medical staff at Istanbul Airport and transferred to Sakarya province, where they will spend the next 14 days being monitored by medical staff for any coronavirus-related symptoms. 

Sociologists and psychologists will also provide support to those under quarantine. 

Turkey has also evacuated Turkish students from England, Ireland, Switzerland and Poland following their request. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu previously said that a total of 3,358 students living in seven countries had sought to return

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