Tag: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Covid-19 death toll in North Cyprus rises to 28

A 61-year-old man has died in hospital after contracting coronavirus, the Turkish Cypriot Health Ministry announced on Tuesday morning. He had been in intensive care since 6 April, and also had underlying health conditions including high blood pressure and diabetes. The death brings the total number of coronavirus-linked fatalities in the Turkish Republic of North […]

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New Covid-19 cases in Turkey hit a record high

Coronavirus cases continue to surge in Turkey, with over 42,000 new infections recorded on Friday, up by a third on the 30,000-a-day average reported the previous week. According to the Health Ministry, a total of 42,308 people tested positive for the virus on 2 April – the highest number of new Covid cases recorded in […]

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Global sales for traditional Turkish kolonya treble in pandemic year

Demand for Turkey’s kolonya soared in 2020 after consumers worldwide sought easy and effective ways to disinfect their hands during the coronavirus pandemic. Exports of the traditional Turkish cologne increased three-fold, from 2.4 million tons in 2019 to 6.9 million tons last year, according to a report by the Anadolu Agency based on data from the […]

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Over 55s next for Covid jab after TRNC receives over 85,000 vaccinations

The coronavirus vaccination programme in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) continues to progress, with those aged 55-to-65 next in line for inoculation from the deadly virus. The TRNC received 2,000 Astra Zeneca Covid-19 vaccination jabs last Thursday, 18 Feb, as part of a larger batch sent to Cyprus by the European Union. TRNC […]

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TRNC Transport Minister Ünal Üstel confirms foreign students from South Africa can fly to Ercan Airport

The Transport Ministry for the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) has stepped in to end confusion about whether international students can fly to Ercan Airport from countries with a major outbreak of mutant coronavirus. Foreign students from high risk countries, including South Africa, who are studying at TRNC universities are now explicitly included in […]

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Tests show up to 80% of new Covid cases in North Cyprus are of UK variant

Turkish Cypriot Health Minister Dr Ali Pilli has confirmed the more contagious UK variant of coronavirus has arrived in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC). “The UK variant of the COVID-19 virus was identified in 16 of the 20 samples sent by the Health Ministry to the Republic of Turkey for COVID-19 virus mutation […]

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North Cyprus Covid-19 entry rule changes also applicable to international students

Entry into the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) for international students travelling from areas with high levels of the mutant Covid-19 strain is now permissible. The confirmation came from the TRNC London Office after Malik Margan, a British non-Turkish Cypriot university student, queried if he could also return to North Cyprus to complete his […]

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North Cyprus lifts entry ban on British and other foreign nationals with TRNC residency

Travel restrictions preventing entry into the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) for all bar TRNC citizens from countries with a serious outbreak of the mutant Covid-19 strain have been eased, paving the way for foreign nationals with TRNC residency to return. Following pressure from local groups representing foreign residents, the Turkish Cypriot authorities have decided […]