Chinese tourists quarantined over suspected coronavirus in Turkey

Chinese tourists quarantined over suspected coronavirus in Turkey

A group of 12 people, 10 of whom are Chinese tourists, were put under quarantine in a hospital in Turkey’s Aksaray province.

Authorities said one of the tourists in the group of 10 was admitted to a local clinic in Aksaray's Sultanhanı district due to incessant coughing.

The tourists were on a tour of Cappadocia, Daily Sabah reported.

Aksaray Governor Ali Mantı said that the group, along with their Turkish guide and driver, visited a hospital in central Aksaray due to what they suspected to be a viral infection.

"They are being monitored as a precaution," Mantı said. He also dismissed earlier reports that Chinese workers at a natural gas storage facilities in nearby Lake Tuz were infected with the virus. 

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