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Coronavirus: Two army camps in lock down, Defence Minister tests negative

Two Nicosia army camps are in quarantine after an officer tested positive for coronavirus at one of them and another officer awaits results of a test in the second.

Meanwhile, another officer at the National Guard headquarters in Nicosia was among  13 confirmed cases announced yesterday and measures are being taken there as well.

As the army HQ is located in the same building as the Defence Ministry, as a precaution Defence Minister Savvas Angelides  was tested and is working from home.

A spokesman told CyBC radio on Tuesday morning that the result has come out of negative, and that minister was awaiting instructions from the Health Ministry.

According to the spokesman one of the officers contracted the virus from relatives who came from the UK and the second officer had visited Greece.

All areas are being disinfected while strict hygiene rules are being enforced, he added.

The spokesman assured there was no reason for concern, adding that checks were continuing,

 

 

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