80 Turkish Cypriots die in UK due to coronavirus
LEFKOŞA- Anadolu Agency
“According to the official figures I received from our London Representative today, we have so far lost 80 citizens in the U.K. as a result of the epidemic,” said Kudret Özersay, the deputy prime minister of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC).
"Among them were so many beautiful people, who have made an important contribution to Turkish Cypriots living in England...," Özersay, who is also foreign minister, said on the social media.
The TRNC confirmed its first case on March 10, while a total of four people, including two German citizens, have died due to the coronavirus.
After originating in Wuhan, China last December, COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, has spread to at least 185 countries and regions across the world, with Europe and the U.S. the worst hit.