News Local More medical staff among new Covid-19 cases

More medical staff among new Covid-19 cases

One medical professional from the Paphos Hospital and four from the Famagusta referral hospital are among the 58 new Covid-19 cases announced on Wednesday, CNA reports.

The Paphos case is a female doctor that had been in isolation for many days, whose husband is also a doctor. He was among the first to have tested positive to the virus and had received treatment at the Famagusta referral hospital.

Meanwhile, head of the Paphos Hospital Dr Iosif Moutiris said that the new short-term hospitalisation centre for Covid-19 at the hospital will begin operations this Saturday.

The four new cases found at the Famagusta referral hospital are from the Radiology department.

According to CNA, tracing of the contacts of the four took place this morning, with samples taken from about 20 of the referral hospital’s staff.

The radiation department has since been disinfected and within a few hours it resumed operations with the remaining staff. 

Separately, Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou told state radio on Thursday morning that of those in quarantine that returned from abroad, two have been found positive to the virus so far.

He also said that there is a problem with Paphos and Aradippou where a lot of cases have been found, an issue which will be discussed today with the committee of experts advising the Ministry.

Read more:

One dies, 58 test positive for coronavirus

Top Stories

Cameroon man wanted in connection with attempted robbery (PHOTO)

Police are looking for Tima Acha Edwin, 32, from Cameroon, in connection with inquiries into a recent case of attempted robbery and gun and...

Belgium may need to return to full COVID lockdown

Belgium could be returning to full lockdown if there is no reversal of the surge in COVID-19 infections and hospital admissions, a senior Belgian...

“Flaming Arrow 2020” military exercise kicks off

The Mediterranean island's National Guard on Tuesday kicked-off a three-day military exercise code-named “Flaming Arrow 2020”. The Ministry of Defence said in a statement that...

Greece calls for suspension of EU-Turkey customs union

Greece has asked the European Commission to consider suspending a customs union agreement between Turkey and the European Union due to Ankara’s “continued provocations”...

UN chief to invite Cyprus leaders, guarantors to peace talks in November

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is expected to call all interested parties in the Cyprus issue for a meeting in November now that leadership elections...


Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...


No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...