Final year secondary pupils in Lyceums and Technical schools resumed classes on Monday as part of the government’s plan for the gradual exit of the country from the Coronavirus lockout.
Education Minister Prodromos Prodromou said that pupils showed up today by an overwhelming majority of 95%, noting that adherence to hygiene protocols is now a priority and any problems that arise will be tackled.
Numbers of new coronavirus cases remained low over the weekend with only one case reported on Saturday and six on Sunday, but a woman lost her life from the virus while being treated at the Nicosia Hospital ICU.
New data from philenews shows that there were only 26 new cases in total last week, which is the lowest weekly total since the start of the outbreak in Cyprus, and the Health Ministry’s latest infographics show that 45.2% of people who contracted Coronavirus in Cyprus have recovered.
The week we are entering is critical, Phileleftheros writes, as it will determine whether the epidemiological team will give the green light for stage two of the relaxation of restrictions. These are the criteria that need to be met for the next phase to materialise.
The Labour Ministry, meanwhile, announced on Sunday that applications for the remaining three support schemes regarding the period 13/4/2020 – 12/5/2020 are now open via the relevant website. It emphasised that to receive an allowance, beneficiaries must submit a new application.
142 Cypriots and legal residents were repatriated to Cyprus on Sunday on a flight from Moscow as the Transport Ministry is working on an action plan aiming for commercial flights to resume in early or mid-June.
And in decree violation updates, police said that 93 people were booked last night as Labour Inspection Department figures show that a total of 26 construction sites were closed last week for non-compliance.