13 New cases of coronaviruses confirmed in north Cyprus, 4 people including a police officer quarantined

13 new cases of coronaviruses were announced in north Cyprus on Thursday evening bringing the total number of cases in the country to 33.

According to a statement by the TRNC Ministry of Health, the new cases concerns 12 German tourists in quarantine at Salamis Bay Hotel and the wife of a Turkish Cypriot man who had tested positive for coronavirus. 

The German tourists belong to the 39 group as the first patient.

The first case in north Cyprus was announced on March 10, a 65-year-old tourist from Germany and March, 9 in south Cyprus.

This brings the total  number of cases in the country (Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) to 33 of which 30 are German tourists.

Earlier on Thursday, nine new cases were recorded in south Cyprus, bringing the total number of cases there to 67, three of which are from the British Bases. and 100 island.

Meanwhile, news filtered on social media on Thursday evening that a Turkish Cypriot police officer working in Famagusta tested positive for the virus and was being quarantined at the Lefkosa State Hospital.

This was however debunked by the TRNC Health Minister Ali Pilli who confirmed that a police officer was quarantined, and the necessary investigations were being carried and that the results would be shared with the public.

Three other people suspected of having coronavirus were also brought to Lefkosa State Hospital on Thursday night and quarantined.

Investigation results are expected to come out on Friday.

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