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Turkey Gives TRNC 72 Million TL in Aid to Fight Coronavirus

North Cyprus News - Turkish LiraTurkey has provided 72 million Turkish Lira ($11 million) in financial aid for the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, the Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay announced on Saturday.

On Twitter, Oktay also said that the Turkish authorities are continuing to work to help the TRNC with a package similar to the economic measures package announced by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan this week.

Oktay said Turkey will always continue to support the TRNC.

The virus, which emerged in Wuhan, China last December, has spread to at least 167 countries and regions around the globe, while the tally of confirmed cases almost topped 278,000, according to data compiled by U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University.

The global death toll has neared 12,000, causing a chain reaction as governments place countries on lock-down to stem the spread.

The pandemic has brought major cities across the world to a standstill sending stocks plunging and businesses facing huge losses.

AA News Agency

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