Collection of samples from employees in retail is in progress within the framework of the implementation of Phase One of Cyprus’ exit strategy, the Health Ministry’s spokeswoman Margarita Kyriacou told CNA, adding that sampling of workers at construction sites will begin tomorrow.
According to Kyriacou, the collection of 14,000 samples from retail employees started yesterday and is expected to be completed by May 25, adding that the programme concerns those who come in direct contact with the public like sales staff and cashiers and appointments are booked through a request submitted by the business by filling in the relevant form which is then sent to the lab of their choice.
As regards the sampling of 6,000 construction site workers, Kyriacou said that the sample collection for 3,000 of them will be conducted by mobile units at the sites, and the rest will be fulfilled by appointment at the labs as per the list below published by the Health Ministry.
|LABS||SAMPLE COLLECTION POINT|
|NIPD Genetics Neas Engomis 31||German Oncology Centre, 1 Nikis Ave, Ayios Athanasios||New GSZ stadium car park||Pavlides labs, Ayiou Stephanou 134, Empa||Paralimini “Tasos Markou” stadium car park|
|GSP stadium car park||Pavlides labs, 38 Gladstonos Str|
|C.D. DNA Biomedical Science Lab
|Keravnos Strovolou football field|
Pictured: A health worker takes a nasal swab from a driver at a coronavirus drive-through testing station, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Nicosia, Cyprus April 17, 2020. REUTERS/ Yiannis Kourtoglou