NewsLocalNo tighter Covid measures for now, only strong personal protection recommendations

No tighter Covid measures for now, only strong personal protection recommendations

The government is not willing to impose tighter coronavirus measures for the moment despite the apparent increase in cases and hospitalisations all across Cyprus.

But strong personal protection recommendations will be made, insiders told Philenews.

Health Minister Michalis Hadjipantela and Covid-19 experts who held a meeting on Wednesday decided to further strengthen the information for the public on personal protection measures.

Specific proposals to be brought before the Council of Ministers on Thursday include 24-hour tests instead of 48 for entry to nursing homes and hospitals (Safepass). As well as sampling units outside public hospitals.

In addition, a recommendation will be made for the use of masks outdoors as well as indoors – a measure reintroduced last Friday.

Another recommendation to be made is for rapid testing before social events such as weddings and christenings.

Cyprus, like many other countries, has seen a surge in coronavirus infections in recent weeks with some 10,000 positive cases having been recorded in the past four days.

 

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