Turkish Cypriot media reported Monday that health authorities in the north imposed stricter coronavirus measures, including a ban on entry into the north for its residents and those who work in the Republic.
The entry ban will come into effect on Tuesday, and will remain in place until December 25. Entry into the north for medical and educational reasons is permitted.
Meanwhile, the measures also include a blanket entry ban on taxis, while entertainment venues will also be shutting their doors.
The stricter measures come after new coronavirus cases in the north have shown a noticeable spike.
Recent days also saw authorities in the north impose a seven-day mandatory quarantine on all entering the north through the Republic.