SHSO monitoring COVID chains in Paphos Hospital, calls on citizens to obey health protocols

State Health Services Organization (SHSO) is monitoring closely the situation in Paphos General Hospital, following a spread of COVID-19 cases in two wards that appears to have started from visitors, Press Spokesperson Charalambos Charilaou told the Cyprus News Agency.

He noted that the public must continue to observe the visiting protocols for a negative 24-hour rapid test , adding that only one visitor is allowed per patient for a few minutes and with the use of a face mask.

He said that the number of patients getting treatment currently is stable, around 90, and the situation is manageable. Charilaou said that if there is a need, more beds will be added in the wards.

He told the Cyprus News Agency that the transmission at the Hospital in Paphos started from visitors in two wards. The patients were immediately transferred to the COVID ward and tests were carried out for staff and patients. According to Charilaou, no member of the personnel was found positive.

Visits to these two wards are not allowed for a couple of days.

Finally, he called on the public to follow the instructions of the experts, to avoid crowded places, to keep their distance, to wear their masks in order to avoid further spread.

Source: Cyprus News Agency