News Local Two more Covid-19 cases in Turkish-held north, total 58

Two more Covid-19 cases in Turkish-held north, total 58

Another two people have tested positive for coronavirus in the Turkish-held north, bringing the total there to 58.

One was confirmed last night after authorities announced nine new cases, and the other this morning, the Cyprus News Agency reports.

Turkish Cypriot authorities say that 26 of the 58 are Turkish Cypriots.

A total of 646 tests have been carried out up until yesterday, with 57 confirmed cases (this excludes today’s case). Of the 57, 25 are Turkish Cypriots, 31 are German tourists and one a national of Turkmenistan.

Read more

Coronavirus: Another nine test positive in Turkish-held north Cyprus

So far, 29 have been discharged from hospital (all Germans) and 28 are in hospital (25 Turkish Cypriots, two Germans and the Turkmenistan national).

One of the confirmed cases is the driver of the tour bus with the German tourists who lives in Ayia Triada and 120 people who came into contact with him are being tested.

This sparked confusion on whether a quarantine has been imposed in three villages in Turkish-held Karpasia with authorities first talking of a quarantine, later saying it was strict police measures.

A Rizokarpaso community leader said five people of the same family in the village had tested positive but denied there was a quarantine.

And Turkish Cypriot police said they were checking entry to and exit from the three villages.

Read more

Coronavirus: Urgent measures for enclaved after three villages in north quarantined


Top Stories

Informal meeting on Cyprus scheduled for first week of March,

The informal 5+1 meeting on the Cyprus problem is scheduled to take place during the first week of March, most probably at Greentree in...

Man wanted for theft from shop (PHOTO)

Police are looking for information that could help locate an unidentified man regarding a case of theft from a shop, an offense that occurred...

UK to set out new tougher COVID border measures, PM Johnson says

British Prime Minister said the government would set out new tougher border measures later on Wednesday (January 27) , adding there were no easy...

Μeasures at airports and for flights in place until March 1st

The Μinistry of Transport announced that the Cabinet on Wednesday decided to extend the measures at airports and for flights taken to prevent the...

EU warns AstraZeneca over delay in delivering Covid-19 vaccine: “not acceptable”

Stella Kyriakides, the European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, stated on Monday that AstraZeneca's new schedule in which the company's supply of COVID-19 vaccine would fall...


Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...


No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...