878 tourists return home

26 03 2020 12:27

The last group of tourists who were in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus when the coronavirus pandemic was announced departed from the country this morning.

According to a statement released by the Tourism Ministry, 878 tourists were repatriated to their countries via seven flights.

The tourists had been placed under quarantine after some of their co-travellers had tested positive to coronavirus.

29 tourists remain in quarantine while the treatment of two tourists is continuing.

According to the statement, five of the seven charter flights which took off from Ercan flew to Germany, while one flew to France and the other to Sweden.

The statement added that the ministry will be evaluating how to proceed with the tourists who have remained in the country once their quarantine process and treatment is completed.

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