Last coronavirus patient in TRNC discharged from hospital, after 23 days of no new case

The last coronavirus patient in TRNC was discharged from hospital on Monday, after 23 days of no new reported cases of the virus.  

The patient, 83-year old Zekai Gece has been receiving treatment at the Lefkosa State Hospital for a while.

He was given a grand farewell as hospital staff, Prime Minister Ersin Tatar and Health Minister Ali Pilli applauded as he was discharged from hospital.

Prime Minister Tatar said that they were pleased to have discharged the last patient following a hard-earned struggle against Covid-19 which began two months ago when the first case was confirmed on March 9.

We passed an important test with flying colours, he said, adding that the government was now focusing on addressing the economic fall-out of the pandemic.

He said that many important improvements had been made in the country’s health infrastructure during this period.

Tatar also pointed out that the danger was not yet over, warning against complacency.

Health Minister Ali Pilli for his part said that the success achieved belonged to the health care workers for which he added the Turkish Cypriot people would always remain grateful to.

He said the TRNC, which was not recognized internationally, had proven itself to the world with its success against eradicating Covid-19 cases. 

About 1,003 tests were carried out in the TRNC in the last 24 hours with no confirmed case reported.

So far, 25,057 tests has been carried out in the TRNC with 108 confirmed cases and 4 causalities.

General situation of Covid-19 in the TRNC as at Monday, May 11, 2020.
-Number of tests performed today- 1,003
-Number of positive cases detected today -0
-Number of recovered and discharged cases today- Non
-Number of cases lost today - non
-Total number of tests performed so far- 25,057
-Total number of cases so far- 108
-Number of recovered and discharged cases so far- 104
-Number of cases under treatment -non
-Total number of lost patients- 4
-Number of patients hospitalized in intensive care - non

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