CANKIRI, Turkey 

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

The passengers, who arrived at Esenboga Airport in the capital Ankara, were transported to Cankiri 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. 

After originating in Wuhan, China last December, COVID-19, the disease caused by the

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