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Update – 09/03/2020

  • The Republic of Cyprus ministerial committee set up to deal with a possible coronavirus outbreak decided on Monday to extend the closure of four crossing points that lead to the non-government controlled areas until Tuesday when the Council of Ministers will meet to discuss the issue. No coronavirus cases have yet been reported on either side of the Green Line. A Cypriot soldier has been admitted to Nicosia General Hospital with suspicious symptoms while he had recently travelled to Greece. The camp is now in quarantine until the test results will be completed. The Ministry said that all necessary measures have been taken at the camp and the other soldiers serving there will not be granted exit permits. Another case is being tested of a captive in a police station in Nicosia who presented suspicious symptoms and had recently travelled to Greece before being arrested. The results of both suspicious case will be announced in the course of the day while the delay is noted because there are many tests pending. These two cases though have been given a priority from the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics that conducts the tests. Cyprus remains the only European Union country without any proved coronavirus case.
  • Information on the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 is available on the Press and Information Office dedicated website

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