Turkey says all 132 on flight from Tehran to be quarantined

Turkey says all 132 on flight from Tehran to be quarantined
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All 132 people on board a flight from Tehran to Turkey will be quarantined for two weeks and tested for coronavirus, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announced Tuesday.

The flight was carrying repatriated Turkish nationals visiting or living in Iran.

The news comes as the death toll from the coronavirus in Iran rose to 16 with a total of 95 cases in the country.

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By Tuesday it was reported that more than 80,000 people have been infected worldwide since the coronavirus outbreak began late last year. Most cases are centralized in China, where the death toll was 2,663 by the end of Monday. 

The outbreak has spread to about 29 countries and territories. In the U.S., officials have confirmed 35 cases of the virus.

The global economy has suffered as more countries discontinue flights from countries hardest-hit by the virus, such as China and Iran. 

The Dow Jones industrial average plunged 1,031 points, or 3.6 percent, on Monday making it the largest one-day drop since February 2018.