Nicosia considers the possibility of a SafePass even for outdoor areas of restaurants, pubs and other food venues in Cyprus to make a comeback in view of an alarming coronavirus spread in recent weeks.
At the same time free rapid tests could be suspended and this is another measure under consideration aiming towards putting pressure on young people to get vaccinated, Philenews reports.
However, nothing is certain with the government expected to take final decisions in the next twenty-four hours.
At the same time, incentives could be given to young ones who refuse to get a jab to lure them towards vaccination and this is something to be decided by a ministerial committee at an extraordinary meeting this week. But not like the ones announced by Greece on Monday.
Greece will offer its young people a €150 cash card and a free month of phone data to get their first Covid-19 shot, in a government drive to boost vaccination rates in the build-up to the holidays.
Just like Cyprus, Athens has been easing restrictions as infections fall, but concerns are rising about the spread of the more contagious Delta variant.