Tag: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Under-reporting of Covid-19 cases costs Turkey its travel corridor with Britain

Turkey has been added to the UK’s quarantine list. The change, announced by the Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps earlier today, means Brits who are returning from Turkey after 4am on Saturday 3rd October will be required to self-isolate for 14 days. Three other countries also lose their travel corridor status with the […]

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Compulsory quarantine for North Cyprus visitors from UK, Turkey extended until 1 November, but fees dropped

Mandatory quarantine in government approved centres will continue for travellers arriving in North Cyprus from coronavirus Category B and Category C risk countries. However Turkish Cypriot citizens, students, and those with residency or work permits for the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) will no longer have to pay for their quarantine. Those from Category […]

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Pandemic innovations bring JJ Foodservice new business and record sales

JJ Foodservice has reported record sales as the eating out market picks up and home consumers continue to shop in bulk. Sales in August 2020 increased by 9.27% compared with the same period last year, with the government’s Eat Out To Help Out scheme boosting sales as people started eating out again. “We are by […]

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Enfield Council leader Nesil Caliskan says government’s Covid marshals could raise “community tensions”

A council leader in North London has questioned the government over a lack of detail on how Covid marshals will operate. Nesil Caliskan, who heads Enfield Council, told the BBC on Thursday that local authorities like hers lacked “basic logistical details from government” about how the marshals will be recruited, and paid for. She also […]

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Coronavirus: all commercial flights to North Cyprus to stop from tonight

All flights into Ercan Airport will stop from midnight tonight, Wednesday 9 September, as the authorities seek to contain the spread of coronavirus in North Cyprus. The suspension of flights will run until the end of this week. The sudden announcement was made by KKTC Sivil Havacılık Dairesi – the civil aviation authority for the […]

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Eleven men vie to be the next President of North Cyprus  

The preliminary list of contenders in the upcoming Presidential Election in North Cyprus has been published. A total of eleven candidates, all male, have formally applied to the Supreme Electoral Board (YSK). The list includes the incumbent Mustafa Akıncı and leaders or former leaders of five of the six parties in Parliament, namely Prime Minister […]