The state health services organisation OKIPI on Sunday announced new measures at Paphos Hospital after a patient there tested positive for coronavirus.
It said the measures decided in consultation with the epidemiological monitoring unit are:
- Paphos Hospital remains closed and disinfection continues
- Samples continue to be taken for tests by the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics of all the personnel and patients who were in the units of the hospital and may have come into close contact with patient or his visitor
- Staff who after evaluation were found to have come into close contact with the confirmed case are in compulsory isolation with instructions to monitor their health
- Tracing of all the staff and patients by the epidemiological monitoring unit of the Health Ministry are continuing to trace suspect cases
- Patients in the pathology clinic and the ICU are in isolation and their clinical condition will be reassessed on a continuous basis
- Patient visits are prohibited until further notice
- All scheduled appointments of the outpatient clinics, admissions and surgeries are cancelled. Operations will be held only for emergency cases for patients already in hospital
- Any patient (who has not been admitted to hospital) requiring immediate treatment will be referred to the private sector. The Health Ministry has already made all the necessary arrangements.
OKIPI thanked all medical professionals for their dedication and urged everyone to avoid statements or allegations that may increase concern and cause confusion.