COVID19: British Bases new cases take total to 12

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British Bases on Cyprus said on Thursday that two members of its community contracted coronavirus in as many days this week after infections remained stable for some time since March.

“We can confirm that one further member of the British Forces Cyprus community yesterday (May 13) tested positive for COVID-19. The individual is currently in self-isolation and displaying only mild symptoms,” a British Forces Cyprus statement said on Thursday.

“This brings the total number of positive tests within the British Bases to 12. There will be no further information released,” it added.

This follows another single case reported in the Bases on Tuesday from a test conducted privately.

“British Forces Cyprus continues to align with the Republic of Cyprus as we respond to this illness together.”

COVID-19 infections in the British Bases are included in the total figures for the Republic of Cyprus that reached 905 cases and 17 deaths on Wednesday.

The British military observes the same lockdown rules and social distancing decrees as the Republic.

The Turkish Cypriot have declared 108 cases and four deaths – pushing divided Cyprus past the 1000-case mark.