Health authorities in Cyprus are considering the possibility of reintroducing the mandatory use of face masks in certain sectors to contain the alarmingly-rising spread of Covid-19.
This is what Philenews reported on Monday, adding that Health Minister Michalis Hadjipantela has already asked experts on coronavirus advising the government to give their views on this promptly.
Specifically, he asked whether the mandatory use should be reintroduced when entering a pharmacy and for all those working in dining and entertainment venues.
Last Friday, the health ministry announced 7,263 Covid infections detected during the past week, while the positivity rate has risen as high as 9.77 per cent. And that 47 Covid patients are receiving treatment at state hospitals.
The only positivity is that Covid patients are currently not displaying more severe symptoms than would have been expected.