Cyprus President convenes meeting of COVID-19 epidemiological team following increased number of cases

Cyprus epidemiological advisory team on COVID-19 will convene on Monday under Cyprus President, Nicos Anastasiades, in the presence of the Health Minister, Constantinos Ioannou, to evaluate the situation and take decisions following the increased number of new COVID-19 cases.


Government Spokesman Kyriakos Koushos said in a written statement issued on Sunday that President Anastasiades convened a meeting for Monday, November 9, at 1900 local time, at the Presidential Palace, with the epidemiological advisory team, in the Health Minister`s presence, to evaluate the epidemiological outlook and to take relevant decisions after the increased number of coronavirus cases which have been detected.


Cyprus authorities announced on Saturday the death of an 82 year old man with COVID-19, and that 314 new COVID-19 cases were detected. Ninety-two of the individuals who tested positive are working in a slaughterhouse, in Nicosia District.


Health Minister Ioannou said in a written statement that the detection of this cluster of cases shows that relevant health protocols are incorrectly applied and in several cases protection measures are violated.


Source: Cyprus News Agency

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