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Scientific Committee heads to Presidential Palace to discuss new measures to contain COVID-19

The scientific advisory committee on COVID-19 heads to the Presidential Palace at 1100 local time to discuss with President Nicos Anastasiades new measures to contain the spread of the virus.

The situation on the island is alarming as the health system is under pressure. Yesterday it was announced that the new strain of the virus was detected in the community.

All scenaria are on the table at the meeting with the Committee, including a general lockdown and stricter measures on people’s movement with the use of sms.

Final decisions are set to be taken during a Cabinet meeting on Thursday.

Current measures are in place until January 10, according to the decree issued by the Health Minister.

Yesterday Cyprus recorded 2 deaths and 665 new cases.

(CNA)

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