The military plane carrying 42 evacuated people from Wuhan arrived safely in Ankara on Saturday, according to the state’s Anadolu Agency.
Footage shows medical and airport personnel wearing protective suits and masks preparing for the arrival of the military plane. Passengers could also be seen clapping inside the plane before ambulances brought them to a hospital to spend the next 14 days in quarantine.
Anadolu Agency reports that the passengers, including 32 Turkish nationals, and citizens from Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Albania, had been tested for coronavirus symptoms and had arrived all in good health. So far there have been no confirmed cases of the deadly coronavirus in Turkey.
The coronavirus outbreak that started in the Chinese city of Wuhan has been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
At least 305 people have been killed so far, with more than 14,000 infected in China alone, according to reports. There are more than 100 cases reported worldwide across more than 20 countries, including Germany, France, the UK, Canada, and the US.
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