About 17 people on Turkish Airlines suspected of coronavirus, aircraft blocked

 
  A Turkish Airlines airline flying from Iran to Istanbul on Tuesday has been forced to land in Ankara at the request of the Turkish Ministry of Health, a source from the aviation said.

Turkish media say passengers on the airline are suspected to have been infected with the coronavirus.

17 passengers, including 12 from Iran's Kuom region, are suspected to be infected with COVID-19, Turkish CNN reported.

The report states further that the passengers will be quarantined in the Turkish capital of Ankara. The aircraft was flying from Tehran and is expected to land in Istanbul, the country which currently has the world's largest airports.

On Sunday, Turkey closed its borders and cut flights from Iran, a country where at least 16 people have died from the new coronavirus.

Today, Turkish Airlines has announced that it will further expand the shortening of flights to Iranian cities, with the exception of Tehran. The company’s austerity measures due to the Covid-19 explosion will continue until March 10.

Meanwhile, a 4-star hotel in Canary, with about a thousand holidaymakers, has been shut down by Spanish authorities after identifying a person with coronavirus.

The news was reported by Reuters as well as some Spanish media.

The vacationer that resulted positive is an Italian doctor. The hotel seems to be operating normally, except that vacationers are not allowed to go out.

Krist Brets, a British vacationer, told Reuters that guests were allowed to go down to the hotel restaurant and have breakfast, but then had to return to their rooms.

Spanish authorities said they would test tourists and hotel staff where the Italian was staying for several days.
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