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Paphos: 1000 to be tested for coronavirus

Paphos Municipality and the Health Ministry are making arrangements for 1000 Paphos residents to be tested for coronavirus.

Paphos Municipality said the test will be twofold — an RNA test to find active cases and an antibodies test to locate those who have had the virus, are now negative and have immunity.

Details on who will be tested and the procedure to be followed will be announced later today or tomorrow by the team of scientists advising the Health Ministry.

The municipalities of Paphos and Peyia, the comnunities of Chloarakas and Emba, the Paphos Chamber of Commerce, the Paphos district office and the Paphos branch of the Hoteliers Association will contribute 10,000 euro each. The ministry will contribute 50,000 euro.

Paphos Municipality will also assist with municipal employees and volunteers.

Earlier today, the Health Ministry decided that extra tests must be carried out in Paphos and Aradippou which have both seen a spike in cases.

Aradippou Municipality has also announced free tests as from tomorrow.

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