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Announcement by A. Zorbas & Sons Ltd on 12 Covid cases

A. Zorbas and Sons Ltd in an announcement on Tuesday assures that “very strict preventive measures” have been taken at all its facilities from the start of the outbreak in Cyprus and informs that after 12 of its workers in an Aradippou production facility tested positive to Covid-19 they have been isolated, tracing is underway and facilities have been disinfected by a specialist crew and are operating normally under strict monitoring.

The cases were found, the company said, during preventive tests on the Aradippou staff conducted through the government’s large-scale 20,000 tests scheme for workers in the private and public sectors.

In the announcement the company assures that all colleagues of the 12 cases will be tested for Covid-19 and only after they are found negative to the virus will they be allowed to return to their posts.

Speaking on state radio on Tuesday morning, Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou said that all protocols have been activated at the company, mentioning that the 12 are foreign workers who lived together in the same house.

Read the full press release from the company below, translated from Greek:

The protection and safety of our customers and colleagues has always been the foremost priority of A. Zorbas and Sons Ltd. With the identification of the first confirmed coronavirus cases in our country, we applied in our production units as well as our branches across Cyprus very strict and preventive measures. All measures are constantly monitored and evaluated and where necessary, and based on instructions by experts, they are reevaluated and further strengthened.

Within the framework of this policy, we conducted preventive tests, through which a certain number of cases were identified among colleagues in our Aradippou facilities. Those cases as well as all of their contacts have been placed in quarantine and are medically monitored and cared for. In addition, we ensured that all employees in that team undertake the test, and only upon testing negative to the virus will they be instructed to return to their posts. It is noted that the facilities have been disinfected by a specialised crew, have been checked and are operating normally under the strictest supervision.

Our relationship with our customers and Cypriot society as a whole has been founded all these years on professionalism, sincerity and trust. We continue to operate in the same way during this challenging time for our country.

We handle any information that arises with a full sense of responsibility and without compromises in matters of quality and safety.

We extend our sincere thanks for your support and interest and we hope our country overcomes this new challenge soon.

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