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Coronavirus: German tourist tests positive in occupied north Cyprus

A 65 year old German tourist has tested positive for coronavirus in Turkish-occupied north Cyprus, according to Turkish Cypriot media reports.

The woman arrived in the north on  Sunday with a group of 30 tourists. She developed a fever on Monday.

She has been placed in quarantine in a specially designated area. The remaining tourists have been placed in quarantine at the hotel where they are staying.

Meanwhile, Turkish Cypriot authorities have urged the public not to cross the Green Line unless absolutely necessary.

The decision was taken last night after two Cypriots — one in Limassol and the other in Nicosia — tested positive for the virus.

According to the Cyprus News Agency, after an urgent meeting the ‘cabinet’ in the north decided to double the number of medical staff at checkpoints and points of entry. Everyone will be required to fill in a questionnaire at the checkpoints, as applies at the ports and airport.

A crisis management committee was set up and it was decided to seek Turkey’s help in the event of an epidemic and if extra measures are needed at the points of entry.

It was also decided to increase quarantine facilities.

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