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Coronavirus: Repatriated students in occupied areas report egregious conditions in isolation premises

Repatriated students from the UK in the Turkish-held northern areas reacted on Saturday to appalling living conditions at student premises in Dikomo village where they would remain in isolation, the CNA reports.

According to Turkish-Cypriot media, the students refused to stay there for 14 days while some news websites like Havadis have posted photos of dirty bathrooms, common areas and trash bags at the entrance of the building.

The students refused to enter the premises while some parents had also arrived at the scene as did Turkish-Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, the head of the PTK party Tufan Erhürman and “foreign minister” Kudret Özersay.

The latter apologised to the students and their parents and said they would be transferred to a hotel that is in the process of being prepared to become a quarantine area.

Yeni Duzen said that the group comprises 150 students who will be transferred to Riverside hotel in Karavas, but its “mayor” Firat Atasersaid that the locals are worried about the decision.

A relative of one of the students, said Yeni Duzen, spoke of 168 students that arrived on the charter flight.

Relatives spoke of indifference from “authorities” and poor preparation to welcome the students as they have known since two days ago who and how many would arrive.

“They put them in a dirty place they hadn’t even visited themselves without food and water,” a relative reportedly told Yeni Duzen.

The students reportedly stood outside the building for five hours before they were transferred around 10:30 am to the Karavas hotel.

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