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ANKARA, March 5: A French passenger tested positive for coronavirus on a Turkish Airlines flight from London to Singapore, Anadolu Agency (AA) reported Thursday.
The flight returned empty from Singapore and the crew will be quarantined for 14 days, said Fahrettin Koca, Health Minister, confirmed.
The coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, has spread to more than 80 countries.
It has infected more than 95,000 people and it claimed over 3,200 lives globally, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
As part of their efforts to contain the outbreak, many governments closed their borders and suspended land and air services with the worst affected countries such as South Korea, Italy and China.
The WHO, which already declared the outbreak an international health emergency, last week, upgraded the global risk level to very high (KUNA) —