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First coronavirus death in Turkish-held north

The first coronavirus death was reported in Turkish-held north Cyprus this morning.

The victim is a 73 year old German tourist, a man with an underlying medical condition, part of a group of tourists that were all diagnosed with the virus, from the first day of their arrival.

Ηe was being treated in critical condition at a hospital in occupied Nicosia.

The remaining tourists had been quarantined at a hotel in occupied Famagusta, with most returning home earlier this week.

61 people have been infected in northern Cyprus, out of which 29 are Turkish-Cypriots.

Thirteen of the cases were confirmed in the Rizokarpaso peninsula where Greek Cypriot enclaved also live. No enclaved are among those to have tested positive.

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