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Turkish Cyprus reports first coronavirus death

The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) confirmed 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.

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