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

*Only one tested positive yesterday as experts reassure parents that cases among pupils are under control.

*All final year pupils, teachers and other staff at Apostolos Varnavas upper secondary school have tested negative for coronavirus.

*The Health Ministry has issued a list of the catering establishments that will be allowed to open.

*The heatwave gripping Cyprus is an ally against the coronavirus, a member of the team of scientists advising the government said.

*The Labour Ministry has clarified that its special schemes, including leave to look after children will be in force until June 12.

*Deputy tourism minister Savvas Perdios is holding intensive consultations with tourism partners abroad, aiming to formulate a picture by the end of May of how the island’s tourism industry will work.

*Health inspectors issued fines for violations at five premises for non-compliance with the provision in the decree for mandatory Covid-19 tests for employees.

*Pilots’ union Pasyki said that the Coronavirus crisis highlights the need for the government to found a national air carrier.

*More than 7,500 people were repatriated to Cyprus in less than two months, Foreign Ministry Spokesman said.

*Health experts and the government are discussing the possibility of reopening organised beaches earlier than June 1 due to the heatwave.

*Education Minister Prodromos Prodromou said that remote education will soon be enshrined into law.

*Vulnerable people sought medical care yesterday due to extreme high temperatures and said they were afraid to turn on the air conditioning fretting Coronavirus transmission.

*Foreign Minister Nicos Christodoulides outlined Cyprus’ strategy to resume flights for tourism during a teleconference held with counterparts from nine EU member-states.

*Labour inspectors closed one construction site in Famagusta and fined one construction worker at a Nicosia building site over the weekend and Monday.

*Only 19 people were booked overnight by police for breaking the lockdown.

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