Tag: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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TRNC Presidential Election postponed for 6 months due to coronavirus

The government of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) and opposition party leaders have agreed to postpone the presidential election that was scheduled for April 26. A delay of six months has been agreed. It follows strict measures adopted by the government to contain the spread of coronavirus by limiting social contact across North […]

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Turkish Embassy in Britain advises citizens to return to Turkey while they can

Turkish nationals in Britain wishing to return to Turkey have been advised to arrange their travel home quickly, hinting that a ban on flights between the two countries is imminent. An announcement posted on the Turkish Embassy in London’s social media pages today has urged Turkish citizens currently in the United Kingdom for a short […]

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Turkey suspends flights to 9 European countries in bid to contain coronavirus

Turkey announced on Friday that it was halting all flights to and from nine European states, including France and Germany, as it ramped up measures to stop the spread of coronavirus. The development came after there were three more recorded cases of coronavirus in Turkey, bringing the total to five. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca told […]

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First cases of Coronavirus confirmed in Turkey and North Cyprus

The first cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been confirmed by officials in Turkey and the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC). On Tuesday, 10 March, a 65-year-old German tourist visiting the TRNC tested positive for COVID-19. She had been staying at Salamis Bay Conti Hotel in Mağusa, which has since been quarantined. TRNC Health Minister […]