ANKARA (Dispatches) – Turkey will ease existing 14-day quarantine restrictions for citizens coming from abroad as the country starts softening measures taken to stem spread of the coronavirus, state-owned Anadolu news agency reported on Wednesday.
Turkish citizens ferried from abroad were spending 14 days under quarantine in student dorms where they were monitored for possible symptoms of COVID-19 disease.
The people arriving on scheduled flights will go through medical check and will be monitored for 14 days at their homes.
The total number of COVID-19 cases in Turkey, the hardest-hit country in the Middle East, soared to 151,615 on Tuesday.
Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca confirmed 1,022 new COVID-19 cases and 28 more deaths from the novel coronavirus, as the death toll surged to 4,199.
In addition, 112,895 patients had recovered from COVID-19 in Turkey, while 882 were being treated at intensive care units and 455 intubated, Koca tweeted.