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Health Ministry moves to calm concerns over chosen coronavirus isolation area

The Health Ministry has clarified that the SEK camping area near Kannavia will be used only to isolate people who have been in contact with those infected with coronavirus but who have no symptoms.

The announcement was issued in the wake of reports of objections from two communities in the area over the decision — that of Kannavia and of Ayia Eirini Kannavion.

A community leader said on Tuesday that they had not been consulted, adding that there is concern among residents.

There are no coronavirus cases in Cyprus but authorities are adopting protocols and making preparations in line with the recommendations of the World Health Organisation and the European Centre for Disease Control should the need arise.

It has therefore created specially designated areas at Nicosia, Limassol and Makarios Hospitals to treat patients who have either tested positive for the virus or are suspected of having contracted it.

The ministry said that the instructions of the WHO and the ECDC are that Individuals who have come into close contact with them should be quarantined for 14 days in a special designated area, with appropriate hotel facilities which is close to a hospital so that they can be monitored by health professionals.

“In the event of any of these people manifest symptoms at any time during the 14 days when they are in quarantine, they will be automatically taken to the specially designated areas at Nicosia and Limassol Hospitals or Makarios Hospital if they are children, and the protocols activated to manage a suspect case,” the ministry said.

It clarified that all these plans are purely precautionary since both international and European organisations see the possibility of the epidemic spreading to Europe as low.

“These practices are implemented abroad and in no case do they endanger the health of residents in the area,” it concluded.

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