LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus 

The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) announced on Friday that five people in the country have now tested positive for the novel coronavirus, up from two.

In a statement, the country’s Health Ministry said that two people from a German tourist group who were already under observation have tested positive for the virus.

A Turkish Cypriot citizen who returned to the country from Britain nine days ago was also diagnosed with COVID-19.

On Tuesday, Health Minister Ali Pilli announced the country’s first case of the novel coronavirus, a 65-year-old tourist from Germany, who

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