The Health Ministry has stated that 71 cases of swine flu (H1N1 virus) were diagnosed in the North Cyprus, while the number of deaths has reached four.
Undersecretary for the ministry Dr Omer Gur has said that 53% of the tests made so far at the state hospital were positive for the H1N1 virus. The remaining 47% were diagnosed with other illnesses.
He added that three people who were diagnosed with the H1N1 are in the intensive care unit. However he called for calm adding that everything was under control. Gur said that according to experts, the virus would last until March.
Meanwhile, Turkish Cypriot daily Haberal Kibrisli reports that the Minister of Health, Salih Izbul commenting on the Zika virus infection which had caused alarm in South Cyprus, said that North Cyprus is not at risk from the Zika virus. He added that the experts were informed about the virus, that they will take measures and added that they are in full cooperation with the World Health Organisation.
Yeni Duzen, Haberal Kibrisli