COVID-19 pandemic in Northern Cyprus

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COVID-19 pandemic in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationTurkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
First outbreakWuhan, China
Index caseNicosia
Arrival date10 March 2020
(4 months, 1 week and 5 days)
Confirmed cases108[1]
Recovered104[2]
Deaths
4[3]
Government website
Official website

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Northern Cyprus, officially the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (the Turkish-Cypriot-controlled de facto state made up of the north of the island), in March 2020.

On 10 March 2020, Health Minister Ali Pilli announced the Northern Cyprus's first case of COVID-19, a 65-year-old tourist from Germany.[4]

On 12 March, the country's second case was confirmed, being the spouse of the German tourist who became the first person diagnosed with COVID-19.[5]

On 17 March, the 2020 presidential election was delayed for 6 months due to the outbreak.[6]

On 24 March, over 840 German national tourists were sent back to Germany after being quarantined for 14 days.[7]

On 28 March, the first person died from COVID-19.

On May 11 the last coronavirus patient has been discharged from hospital and there is no active case left. [8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "KUZEY KIBRIS COVID-19 GÜNLÜK TABLO". saglik.gov.ct.tr. Retrieved 12 May 2020.
  2. "KUZEY KIBRIS COVID-19 GÜNLÜK TABLO". saglik.gov.ct.tr. Retrieved 12 May 2020.
  3. "KUZEY KIBRIS COVID-19 GÜNLÜK TABLO". saglik.gov.ct.tr. Retrieved 12 May 2020.
  4. "German tourist tests positive for virus in Northern Cyprus". 13 March 2020. Archived from the original on 18 March 2020. Retrieved 14 March 2020 – via athejakartapost.
  5. "Second coronavirus case in northern Cyprus". 13 March 2020. Archived from the original on 18 March 2020. Retrieved 14 March 2020 – via aa.com.tr.
  6. "KKTC'de Cumhurbaşkanlığı seçimleri 6 ay erteleniyor". CNN Türk (in Turkish). Archived from the original on 17 March 2020. Retrieved 2020-03-20.
  7. DHA, Sefa KARAHASAN. "KKTC'de karantinadaki Almanlar ülkelerine dönüyor". www.hurriyet.com.tr. Archived from the original on 24 March 2020. Retrieved 2 April 2020.
  8. "Last COVID-19 patient discharged in Northern Cyprus". aa.com/en. Retrieved 12 May 2020.