Northern Cyprus

Forest fire breaks out in Turkish Cyprus amid high temperature

A forest fire broke out in Turkish Cyprus' northwestern town of Tepebaşı, as heat waves continued to grip the island.
The fire occurred in forestland in the area, and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akıncı said the fire was partially under control, but it would create massive environmental damage.
Akıncı noted it was too soon to say what the cause was.

Cyprus extends flight ban until May 28

Cyprus has extended a ban on all inbound and outbound flights for another two weeks until May 28 as part of its efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Cyprus' Transport Ministry said Monday only cargo flights, inbound flights of empty aircraft intending to fly out those wishing to depart the island nation and emergency and humanitarian flights are exempt.

Turkish Cyprus reports no new COVID-19 cases in weeks

No new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) over the last 16 days, authorities said on May 3. 

The Health Ministry announced that a total of 507 tests were conducted for the last 24 hours, with none testing positive.

The last positive case was confirmed on April 17.