Two covid-19 cases were detected at Nicosia-based NIPD Genetics which is the designated laboratory by the government to carry out the molecular tests, the company announced on Monday.
The announcement also said that the two infected scientists were working at the head laboratory in Engomi, Nicosia. And that they had no contact with the public when an island-wide sampling was taking place over the past recent days.
“NIPD Genetics informs that no sampling is carried out within its laboratory in Engomi, and no service to the public is provided there,” the announcement also said.
“The two cases were detected during routine, systematic tests carried out among staff, a practice which takes place since last March,” it added.