The husband of the north’s first confirmed coronavirus case tested positive for the virus on Thursday, raising the number of cases in the north to two.
The man had been placed in isolation in the north Nicosia public hospital once his wife, a 65-year-old German national who had visited the island for a vacation, was confirmed as a coronavirus carrier on Monday.
According to the Turkish Cypriot Health Ministry, several tests had been conducted on the man while in isolation, which all came out negative.
On Thursday, he began showing symptoms of high fever and was tested anew for the virus, with results confirming he had been infected.
The couple were part of a group of some 30 tourists from Balingen who landing at Ercan airport in north Nicosia on Sunday evening and took a tour bus to Famagusta where they checked in at a local hotel on the eastern coast.
The 65-year-old's condition is reportedly stable.
A seventh coronavirus case was also confirmed in the south on Thursday, brining the figure for both sides of divided Cyprus up to nine.