TRNC announces precautionary measures to curb corona virus in the country

The North Cyprus authorities has announced several precautionary measures to curb corona virus in the country following an extraordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers Tuesday.

The measures is as follows;
- All charter flights will be cancelled until April 1.
- All schools will be closed until March 15. The schools will be disinfected.
- Children festivals and activities will be banned.
- Tour groups from the south to the north of the island will not be allowed.
- 3 hotels in the TRNC will remain under quarantine.
- Disinfection of all museums and archaeological sites in Gazimağusa has started.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Kudret Özersay said Tuesday measures would be reviewed in accordance with the developing situation.

New measures can also be taken if there are new situations. Not only the government, but also everyone should take measures, Özersay added.

Also, a message sent by the Health Ministry to all residents in the TRNC reads

If you travelled to countries with cases of Covid 19 disease, if you have fever, difficulty in breathing and coughing, please call the epidemic hotline of the Ministry of Health 24/7 on 0533 850 11 88 or 0548 850 11 88.

The coronavirus is said to have originated in China; so far it has claimed more than 4,000 lives all over the world.

There are said to be over 116,048 virus cases in the world, according to the website, Worldometer.

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