The bicommunal Technical Committee for Health is holding meetings during which it discusses the re-opening of the crossing points on the basis of scientific criteria as a result of the COVID19 pandemic.
Greek Cypriot Head of the Committee, Leonidas Phylactou told CNA that the Technical Committee holds meetings on the issue “and what we are discussing at the moment is to introduce epidemiological criteria.”
He added that epidemiologists from both sides also took part in their last meeting.
“We have brought in experts from both sides so that we can see if there are common criteria that allow the gradual opening of the crossing points,” he said, noting that this is not a roadmap with dates, since it all depends on the epidemiological criteria.
“We have held meetings and during the last one we brought in experts from both sides and we will meet again to see if criteria can be applied that will allow the opening and under which conditions,” he continued.
Concluding, he said that they will meet again as soon as possible to discuss more details when the experts from each side have assessed the situation.