New measures to contain increase of COVID-19 cases to be brought before the Cabinet, Health Minister says

A list of suggested measures will be brought before the Council of Ministers on Wednesday in an effort to contain the rise in daily coronavirus cases, Cyprus Health Minister told the Press Monday afternoon, after a meeting he held with the scientific committee on the pandemic.

The measures agreed during the meeting include, inter alia, the compulsory use of face masks by pupils in primary schools and weekly rapid tests, self-tests for those who are fully vaccinated, the restriction of the number of persons participating in public gatherings and remote working. The possibility to introduce tests both for vaccinated and unvaccinated people in areas where clusters of coronavirus cases are detected was also discussed and it will be brought before the Cabinet.

Source: Cyprus News Agency