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Covid-19: A round-up of the latest developments in Cyprus

Another two people tested positive for Covid-19, the lowest number in a single day since the first cases two months ago, as the Health Ministry launches the testing of 20,000 retail and construction employees who went back to work.

Long queues formed outside retail businesses as they restarted operations. Traditional postal services also resumed.

Businesses also reopened yesterday in the Turkish-held north with movement restrictions also lifted.

The Labour Inspection Department checked 370 businesses on Monday for compliance and said it would step up checks on Tuesday as it found many violations.

The government is optimistic that people will comply as measures relax as police book 50 people overnight for breaking the lockdown decree and nine get fined €3900.

Primary schools and kindergartens will not open this month according to Education Ministry sources.

The new Nicosia Hospital ICU is ready.

The Archbishop assured the President that the church will make sure that hygiene protocols are strictly implemented when members of the public go to pray.

Updated guidelines for visiting Personal and Specialist Doctors for GHS beneficiaries.

And a Singapore university predicted that the virus will be gone in Cyprus by May 24.

Pictured: People wearing protective masks walk on the first day of easing of the nationwide lockdown against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Nicosia, Cyprus, May 4, 2020. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou

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