News Local Coronavirus: Woman in quarantine in hospital pending test results

Coronavirus: Woman in quarantine in hospital pending test results

A woman is in quarantine on the fifth floor of Limassol Hospital pending results on whether she has contracted coronavirus, but a couple who also visited the hospital yesterday have been sent home, the Cyprus News Agency reports.

All three — who had recently travelled to northern Italy — showed up at the hospital last night.

The woman exhibited symptoms which doctors said needed to be further investigated. She has been placed in quarantine in a specially designated area on the fifth floor of the hospital until test results come back.

The couple were initially admitted to hospital but then sent home because they exhibited no symptoms, the general director of the state health organisation for Limassol and Paphos, Christos Nicolaou told the Cyprus News Agency.

Nicolaou said a woman who had come into contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus in northern Italy and tested negative has been in quarantine. He said the 14 day period ends today and she will be discharged.

Meanwhile, a special meeting of the Council of Ministers will be held today to discuss Cyprus’ preparedness for a possible coronavirus outbreak.

A decision is expected on potential isolation areas for asymptomatic individuals who have been in contact with coronavirus cases and under WHO protocols need to be quarantined for 14 days.

Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou has already announced the government housing in Troodos, including units at the Presidential summer residence, will be used but added that the ministry was also looking at three other potential sites should there be a need for more space.

Ioannou added that the ministry will be stepping up information campaign to inform the public.

Read more

https://in-cyprus.com/coronavirus-troodos-government-housing-to-be-used-as-isolation-areas/

Top Stories

Bad loans in Cyprus down 5.7% at the end of June 2020

Α further decrease of €381 million or 5.7% was recorded in aggregate NPLs compared with the end of June 2020. According to an announcement by...

Meteorology Department issues yellow warning for heavy thunderstorms

The Department of Meteorology issued today a yellow level thunderstorm warning for this evening and the early hours of Tuesday morning. The warning is valid...

Criminal prosecution of case of alleged homeless scam suspended

The three defendants in the case of the alleged homeless scam, today appeared before the Limassol’s Assize Court. The counsel for the prosecution said...

Increased number of messages to 8998

According to data released by the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy, the number of SMS requests sent by Cypriots during the weekend...

Vaccine appointments all booked in 30 minutes

The portal for the registration of people over 80 for vaccination, opened this morning at 09:00, however all appointments were booked in 30 minutes. According...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...