Another two people, of whom one pregnant woman, have tested positive for coronavirus after a total of 1067 tests, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday. The second case was a patient who took the test before going into surgery. It said the two new cases were reported from 172 tests of special groups through public health clinics and from referrals through personal doctors.
The government’s five new, targeted schemes to support employees, businesses and the unemployed for the period June 13 to June 30, 2020 have been published in the official gazette and posted online on www.coronavirus.mlsi.gov.cy
The five schemes are budgeted at €150 m and will cover about 50,000 beneficiaries. They are:
The Labour Ministry said that an announcement will be follow on the special web page www.coronavirus.mlsi.gov.cy for applications for the specific period.
A committee has been set up to examine requests for special permission to enter the Republic of Cyprus for persons who are travelling from countries that are not listed in Group A and B, the Interior Ministry has announced. These relate to the following cases:
first degree relatives of persons residing legally in the Republic and/or who are economically active in the Republic (wife, children, parents) for family reunification purposes
persons, irrespective of citizenship whose arrival in the Republic is essential to implement projects of the public sector or for other professional obligations
After securing special permission from the Committee, applicants must obtain the Cyprus Flight Pass via the special portal of the Republic. The ministry clarified that all the migratory procedures remain in place, and all rules under the aliens and migration law must be adhered to. For example, if a visa, entry permit or work permit etc are required, then these must be obtained from the relevant authorities of the Republic. People wishing to come to Cyprus must take all the necessary steps so as to obtain all the required approvals and permits, it added. Requests for special permission from the Committee must be submitted electronically to the committee on Covid19@crmd.moi.gov.cy and include the following information from the applicant:
Country of origin
Name and surname as these appear on the passport or ID
Under the decree, arrivals from countries not in Group A or B are restricted to Cypriot citizens and legal residents and their spouses and underage children.
Police carried out 707 checks on businesses islandwide in the past 24 hours and booked one for breaking decrees to contain the spread of coronavirus. A police spokesman told CNA that the manager of a business in Nicosia was issued a €500 out of court fine because he was not wearing gloves and a mask. In addition there was no hand sanitiser available. The premise booked in Nicosia was one of 14 checked. In addition, police carried out 55 checks in Limassol, 308 in Larnaca, 124 in Paphos, 54 in Famagusta and 152 in the Morphou area.