Cyprus’ Health Minister and Advisory Committee meet Friday to discuss roadmap for managing the pandemic

? draft roadmap regarding the management of COVID-19 in the coming months will be on the agenda of a new meeting of the members of the Advisory Scientific Committee and the Minister of Health, Michalis Hadjipantela to be held today, Friday.

As CNA has learnt, the roadmap is divided into pillars, concerning among others the strategy to increase the vaccination coverage of the population and the epidemiological surveillance system including testing and the management of cases in hospitals.

The protocols prepared by the Ministry of Education to be implemented at the beginning of the new school year will also be put before the experts. Among others the Ministry of Education suggests the use of protective masks in indoor areas by students over 12 years.

Speaking to CNA, the Communication Advisor to the Minister of Health Constantinos Athanasiou, said that the draft has already been sent to the involved parties, including the State Health Services Organization (SHSO), as well as to the members of the Advisory Committee, for evaluation and submission of proposals in order to approve a final strategy. According to Athanasiou, the final plan is expected to be approved before the end of the month.

Source: Cyprus News Agency