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President meets with scientific team, airports on agenda

President Nicos Anastasiades will chair a meeting this morning with the scientific advisory team on COVID-19.

The meeting will take place at 10 am at the Presidential Palace.

It comes a day after the Council of Ministers gave the green light to stage two of the lockdown exit plan as from tomorrow with some minor amendments, including an earlier opening of the beaches.

Deputy government spokesman Panayiotis Sentonas told CyBC on Wednesday that today’s meeting will focus on the re-opening of the airports which is part of phase 3 of the lockdown exit strategy, starting on June 9.

When initially announced the government had said that the opening of the airports will be ‘gradual and under conditions.’

A ministerial committee is working with the experts on an action plan that will flesh out the details.

This includes the time plan and the various phases for the resumption of flights and the countries with which air connectivity will be restored.

There will also be provisions regarding the trip with measures for airports and the changes to infrastructure that will be needed.

Also covered will be entry requirements, such as whether a coronavirus test will be required before boarding or on arrival, and provisions as to how full a plane will be.

Airport action plan to be submitted next week


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