Two British Service Members Test Positive For Coronavirus

Armed Forces – Two serving personnel have tested positive for the coronavirus, it has been confirmed.

The male and female service members, who are permanently based at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus, are in self-isolation at the base and are currently displaying mild symptoms of COVID-19.

According to British Forces Cyprus, the two flew into Paphos Airport from the UK on 13 March, and were tested for coronavirus after symptoms developed.

They have been in self-isolation since showing symptoms of COVID-19.

“We want to reassure everyone that we have a robust plan to protect our people,” a British Forces Cyprus statement said.

Every UK national who arrives into British bases in Cyprus will be required to self-isolate for 14 days and all passengers arriving into RAF Akrotiri will undergo a screening process with “appropriate” action being taken where necessary.

Nearly 6,000 British military personnel and their dependents are based in Cyprus.

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