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

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

*Only one person has tested positive for coronavirus for a second consecutive day, bringing the total number of cases to 918.

*Phase two of the lockdown exit strategy will go ahead as planned tomorrow, with the government also bringing forward the opening of beaches, churches and betting shops to May 23.

*Two months of the 8998 SMS service ends tomorrow.

*The President is meeting with the scientific team this morning with the opening of airports on the agenda.

*The government has withdrawn a bill that would have provided state guarantees for bank loans to businesses in urgent need of liquidity.

*President of the House Standing Committee on Tourism said yesterday that Cyprus is ready to reopen to tourism on June 15.

*56.3% of all Coronavirus patients in Cyprus have recovered, according to the Health Ministry’s latest data.

*We will have to continue our lives by taking protective measures at least until the beginning of 2021, a member of the team of scientists advising the government has said.

*Cabinet has agreed to cover the cost for 500 Covid-19 tests among judges, lawyers and court officials.

*Driving tests will start again on June 1 with new rules requiring teachers, candidates and examiners to wear a mask in the vehicle.

*Some 400 gyms with 5,000 unemployed trainers have come together to urge the government to allow them to reopen on Thursday when phase two of the lockdown exit plan begins.

*Inspectors checked 59 construction sites on Tuesday for compliance to Coronavirus measures and said they found an improved level of compliance in relation to previous days.

*Police booked 32 people overnight for failing to comply with the restriction of movement decree as we enter the last day in which the restrictions apply.

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