42 water depots in 40 schools were found to contain the E-coli bacterium. They are being emptied and disinfected and refilled with clean water today.
The Ministry of Health, said that 40 schools in the Kyrenia, Nicosia and Iskele districts had been affected.
The results of the Ministry of Health’s water inspections at schools reached the ministry yesterday. In a statement, the ministry had determined the necessary measures to be taken and stopped the use of water in the schools.
Reportedly the source of the bacteria is not known, some have blamed contamination from the Nicosia sewage system. However, its widespread points to water supplied by Turkey and stored in the Gecitkoy reservoir, General Secretary of the Turkish Cypriot Teachers’ Union (KTÖS) Sener Elcil, has said.