Health Minister and scientific committee will reassess COVID situation in Cyprus in the afternoon

Health Minister Michalis Hadjipantela and members of the scientific committee will review the pandemic situation in Cyprus following the new outbreak in China and will decide if any measures will be taken.

The meeting is set to take place at 3 pm and statements to the press will follow, according to an announcement by the Ministry.

Following the previous meeting held January 2nd the Minister said that it was decided to study the data after two meetings at European Commission level, where more data were to be given to the officials of the Ministry and during the new meeting, they will further study these data, and, assess “if we need to take any action’’.

Hadjipantela, said that there was “no need for panic” for now and added that at this particular moment, the COVID mutation variant that emerged in China, has been present in Cyprus since August 2022.

Sources say that if Cyprus is to finally take measures these will be in line with what the rest of the EU decided and include testing for passengers from China and use of mask for all passengers arriving on the island.

Source: Cyprus News Agency