Recent cases in Northern Cyprus stated that new cases were detected. According to data shared by the prime ministry crisis center, 74 corona virus tests were performed in the last 24 hours. According to the findings, 5 new covid-19 people were detected. There are no patients who have recovered and discharged in the last 24 hours. Three patients with the new generation corona virus are in intensive care. No fatal cases were detected. Along with the new data, 1177 tests have been conducted in the TRNC to date. So far, the total number of positive cases has been 69. To date, only a 73-year-old German Tourist has died. Treatment of 39 patients continues. So far, 29 patients have recovered and discharged. Also, some people coming to Northern Cyprus from abroad were kept under observation during the quarantine period. The total number of these people was announced as 897.

Measures Taken in Northern Cyprus

Following the first incident in North Cyprus, schools, study centers and universities were closed first. Flights and entrances from certain countries have been stopped. Subsequently, businesses other than priority sectors such as markets, pharmacies and gas stations were closed. Government offices other than those such as healthcare professionals, police, firefighters, municipalities, and civil aviation were also closed. All borders are closed. Currently, only TRNC citizens, their spouses and children can enter North Cyprus. Entrants are kept in quarantine under observation for 14 days. It was announced that universities will continue the 2019-2020 Spring semester with distance education. Partial curfew was declared. Individuals other than those working in essential sectors cannot go to places other than markets, pharmacies, banks and government offices without permission. Full curfew was introduced from 21:00 to 06:00 in the evening starting tomorrow.

Economic Measures

KKTC Bakanlar kurulu toplantısı sonrası açıklama yapan Başbakan Ersin Tatar bir takım tedbirler açıkladı. Başka bütçe ödeneklerinden yapılacak tasarruflarla covid-19 ile mücadele için 30 Milyon TL’lik kaynak sunulacak. 5 Bin TL üzeri maaşlardan 3 ay boyunca %25 kesinti yapılacak. En yüksek memur maaşı millet vekilleri dahil 8500 TL’yi geçmeyecek. Reel sektörü desteklemek için ayrılan bütçe toplamda 750 Milyon TL olacak. Faaliyet durduran işletmelere işletmelerin devamı ve istihdam sürekliliği şartıyla İstihdamı Destekleme Fonundan çalışan başına 1500 liralık maaş desteği sağlanacak

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