German tourist tests positive for coronavirus in northern Cypress

A member from an emergency anti-epidemic headquarters in Mangyongdae District disinfects a tramcar of Songsan Tram Station to prevent new coronavirus infection in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP)

A German woman on holiday in northern Cyprus has been diagnosed with coronavirus, Turkey’s state-owned Anadolu news agency reported on Tuesday, the first recorded case in the breakaway state.

Northern Cyprus is only recognised by Turkey. The internationally-recognized Greek Cypriot government in the island’s south reported its first two confirmed cases of coronavirus on Monday.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57