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Coronavirus: Turkish Cypriot tests positive in north, total there now 35

A fourth Turkish Cypriot has tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number in the Turkish-held north to 35, the Turkish Cypriot media reported. The other three are two Turkish Cypriots who had travelled to the UK and the spouse of one of them

The remaining 31 are all German tourists, part of a a group of 141 who have been in quarantine at hotels in the north after the first case — a 65 year old woman — tested positive.

The fourth Turkish Cypriot to test positive contracted the virus from contact with other confirmed cases, according to the same media reports.

The first three tourists who tested positive have since recovered and were yesterday discharged from hospital. Those tourists who are in good health will return home by charter flight on Tuesday, once their 14 day quarantine is over, authorities said.

There are a total of 84 cases in the government controlled areas.

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