Tag: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Millions of coronavirus home testing kits could be a ‘game changer’ for Britain

Health workers and members of the public will soon be able to receive coronavirus home testing kits from shops like Amazon or Boots. The news emerged when Professor Sharon Peacock, director of the National Infection Service at Public Health England (PHE), addressed Parliament’s Science and Technology Committee. Prof. Peacock told MPs that “3.5 million finger […]

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JJ to the rescue: giant wholesaler offers ‘next day delivery’ to British homes during coronavirus crisis

The British public’s frustrations at failing to find essential household items such as toilet paper, detergents and pasta in their local supermarket during the coronavirus pandemic has prompted one major wholesaler to act. JJ Foodservice – one of the UK’s largest wholesalers – has just launched a new home delivery service. Members of the public […]

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Coronavirus claims its first two victims from the British Turkish community

A 92-year-old Turkish Cypriot woman receiving treatment at Farnborough Hospital and a 55-year-old Turkish man in North Middlesex Hospital have died after contracting the coronavirus (COVID-19). Both had underlying medical conditions. Mother-of-five Elmaziye Kanlı had been ill for some time. Originally from Mağusa / Famagusta, she passed away in hospital on Tuesday, 17 March, a […]

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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 […]