Turkey’s well being minister has confirmed that the authorities have quarantined 1000’s of airline passengers who arrived from the UK on and after December 14 as a brand new Covid pressure sees Britain more and more remoted.
In a tweet on Tuesday morning, Turkish Well being Minister Fahrettin Koca stated that 4,603 folks had been recognized as coming into the nation from the UK since December 14 and had been being made to isolate.
“As of December 14, all passengers arriving from England have been recognized. The data of 4,603 passengers was transferred to the system they usually had been remoted of their residences and lodges,” Koca wrote.
“PCR checks of those passengers are carried out below the coordination of our Basic Directorate of Public Well being,” he added.
The transfer to isolate all folks coming into Turkey from the UK comes after the authorities determined to droop all flights from Britain as of December 20.
Koca stated that each one 335 individuals who arrived within the nation the evening earlier than the journey ban got here into drive had been examined for Covid-19. Even those that examined unfavorable can be required to isolate and shall be examined once more after seven days.
Turkey’s determination to quarantine greater than 4,600 airline passengers comes as nations world wide shut their borders to Britons.
A brand new pressure of Covid-19, recognized within the UK, is reportedly 70 p.c extra contagious and has been linked to hovering circumstances throughout Britain.
Concern that the virus pressure, which has been current within the UK since September, may attain different nations has seen the worldwide group introduce widespread journey bans on Britons.
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