Tag: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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South Cyprus under fire for discriminatory vaccination policy

The Greek Cypriot authorities have come under fire for implementing a discriminatory policy on the COVID-19 vaccines that are due to be delivered to the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) this week. Turkish Cypriots are set to receive two thousand Pfizer BioNTech vaccines sent by the European Union (EU) via South Cyprus, but accusations […]

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Tourists with Covid-19 vaccination cards can enter North Cyprus from April, as TRNC rolls out vaccinations

Vaccinations against the coronavirus have started in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC), with the President Ersin Tatar (pictured top), Prime Minister Ersan Saner and Health Minister Dr Ali Pilli among the first to receive the shots. The government is aiming to inoculate 300,000 people in North Cyprus against the deadly virus by March, […]

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Letters, Appalling conditions in TRNC quarantine centre

Dear T-VINE, I arrived in Northern Cyprus on 1 January 2021 and I anticipated that I would be under quarantine conditions for 10 days in the location chosen for me by the relevant TRNC authorities. I did not expect, however, to be dumped in some smoking den in Nicosia. I cannot breathe, I cannot rest, […]

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Turkish Cargo posts growth in pandemic year, plays vital role in transporting Covid vaccine worldwide

Turkish Airlines subsidiary Turkish Cargo has continued to grow in 2020 when the coronavirus pandemic has seen many airlines grounded and revenues for the aviation sector plummet. Despite this challenging backdrop, Turkish Cargo’s revenue, market share and market volume are all up on 2019 figures. According to World Air Cargo Data (WACD), Turkish Cargo claimed […]

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Turkey suspends UK entries after multiple cases of mutant coronavirus traced to new arrivals from Britain

Turkey has confirmed its first cases of the UK variant of coronavirus. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announced on New Year’s Day that fifteen people traveling from Britain had tested positive for the new more contagious strain. The discovery has prompted the Turkish authorities to temporarily bar new arrivals from Britain again. “Through the investigations made […]

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New Year’s Eve cancelled, 14-day quarantine for UK arrivals to continue as TRNC enforces stricter measures to curb Covid infection rates

Health authorities in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) have extended coronavirus restrictions in a bid to contain the spread of Covid-19, which has seen 49 new cases recorded in the past 48 hours. The latest announcement on Wednesday, 30 December 2020, includes a curfew in North Cyprus, mandatory quarantine for workers based in […]