COVID19: Cyprus optimistic people will observe the rules

Following strict lockdown measures, the Cyprus government is optimistic citizens will show the same level of maturity as restrictions are lifted, said director of the President’s Office, Petros Demetriou.

President Nicos Anastasiades, Justice Minister  George Savvides and Police Chief Kypros Michaelides had a meeting on Monday ahead of inspections at retail businesses and other workplaces that reopened.

President Anastasiades is in regular contact with the Ministry of Justice and police leadership throughout the quarantine to monitor the measures in place, Demetriou said.

“These meetings are taking place frequently and continue as measures are gradually relaxed,” he added.

During Monday’s meeting, President Anastasiades was informed about the operational plan and the way police checks are being conducted.

Demetriou said that 160 civil servants will be authorized to conduct inspections and the meeting also discussed coordination between various services.

Anastasiades and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis had a phone conversation on Monday on the handling of the coronavirus pandemic and its aftermath.

They discussed the gradual lifting of restrictive measures and the reopening sectors of the economy as both Greece and Cyprus are exited lockdown at the same time.

Source: The Financial Mirror