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,

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