LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) confirmed on Saturday the first death in the country due to the novel coronavirus.
A 67-year-old German male patient succumbed to the virus in Lefkosa, the Health Ministry said in a statement.
The patient suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and hypertension.
On March 10, the first coronavirus case in the TRNC was diagnosed in a German female tourist.
As of March 23, the partial curfew in the TRNC entered into force. There is a total of 61 cases in the country.
After first appearing in Wuhan,