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Kostrikis voices concern over crowding in restaurants, public areas on weekend

Member of the committee of experts advising the government on Coronavirus Dr Leontios Kostrikis said on Monday that the crowding observed over the weekend in restaurants and public areas is troubling, philenews reports.

Speaking on state radio, Kostrikis reported lack of discipline and overcrowding on Limassol’s coastal avenue, mostly from young people.

“If a case is identified in an area that was crowded, it will be impossible to trace. We will not be able to do anything,” he warned and pleaded that the youth adhere to measures noting that “the virus has not left Cyprus and they need to know that. It’s in small clusters but it is among us.”

He also clarified that should cases rise to 10 or 15 a day and the epidemiological index edges up above one, then the experts committee will advise the government to roll back on the easing of some measures.

“People are behaving as if the virus is gone. It’s not gone, it’s among us,” Kostrikis said.

As regards the disabled children exclusion row, he said that the state’s decision was a failure.

“This is a big mistake and they are trying to fix it,” he said.

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