DIYARBAKIR/BATMAN, Turkey

Over 350 Turkish nationals who were evacuated from Iraq were placed under a 14-day quarantine Tuesday to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The 366 expats in the capital Baghdad came into Turkey by bus via the Habur border gate in the southeastern Sirnak province.

After health checks, they were sent to the southeastern provinces of Diyarbakir and Batman for a 14-day quarantine in dormitories in line with the country’s strict measures to stem the virus’ spread.

In a bid to enforce social distancing, they will stay separately in single rooms.

The evacuation was carried out in

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