Aircraft hangars at night at RAF Akrotiri
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Two British Service Members Test Positive For Coronavirus In Cyprus

The male and female service members are in self-isolation at RAF Akrotiri and are displaying mild symptoms of COVID-19.

Aircraft hangars at night at RAF Akrotiri

Two members of the British military have tested positive for coronavirus in Cyprus.

The male and female service members, who are permanently based at RAF Akrotiri, 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.

All passengers arriving into RAF Akrotiri will undergo a screening process with "appropriate" action being taken where necessary.

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

Every UK national who arrives into British bases in Cyprus will be required to self-isolate for 14 days.

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

All non-essential travel, military exercises and large gatherings have been stopped in the Sovereign Base Areas.

Cover image: Library image of RAF Akrotiri (Picture: MOD).