Writing on the Al Arabiya website, Layan Damanhouri, who had been studying in Massachusetts, states
Health officials had to find a place willing to accommodate our sudden arrival. We anxiously waited and were finally taken to a hotel arranged by the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Tourism. The luxurious hotel room and hot meal waiting for us was a heartwarming end to my 19-hour journey.
We were informed we’d get tested and receive full-board service for the next couple of weeks. The ministry’s mobilization and strict measures made me feel secure and assured of the coming days. I was miles away from my family but already felt at home.