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Turkmenistan|life|March 16, 2020 / 12:09 PM
Citizens wanting to avoid coronavirus quarantine reportedly must pay $150 fee in Turkmenistan

AKIPRESS.COM - A fee for avoiding quarantine has been introduced at the airport of Turkmenabat where all international flights are directed to combat coronavirus outbreak in Turkmenistan, Chronicles of Turkmenistan reports. 

A fee of $100-$150 or 2,000-3,000 manats must be paid to a police officer or a healthcare practitioner to be able to go home instead of being quarantined.

The screening of passengers from inbound flights is quite lengthy taking 4 to 6 hours, which includes measuring the temperature. Randomly, at the discretion of medical staff, even a passenger with normal temperature might be denied exit from the airport. They will be informed that they need to be isolated since a passenger with high temperature was identified on his flight.

Passengers are taken to a separate room where a police officer comes in walking among potential carriers of the coronavirus. After patrolling the rows of passengers, he moves aside waiting that some passenger will approach him and start negotiating.

As the mass media were not included in the list of permitted activities during the state of emergency in Kyrgyzstan, AKIpress apologizes to its readers for reduced promptness and coverage of news.

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