The three men who tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday and were transported last night to Famagusta general hospital are in good health, according to a public health official.
All three patients are Greek Cypriots. Two of them had arrived from the UK on Tuesday and had high fever on arrival at Larnaca airport. They were immediately quarantined pending tests.
The third case is a taxi driver from Paphos, whose grandson was hospitalised on Wednesday night after he showed symptoms of coronavirus.
Chief executive officer of Okypy in Larnaca-Famagusta George Karotsakis said that “the third incident was transferred to the hospital around 10.30pm yesterday night”.
“The three patients’ health is good, the night went smoothly for them, and there were no complications or any problems. ”
Karotsakis added that their families should not be concerned as they are being well cared for.
The hospital where the patients are currently being treated is slowly being cleared. Operations are being cancelled and other patients are being referred to Larnaca hospital or even private clinics.
The gynecological and children’s wards will be dedicated exclusively to coronavirus patients, while the intensive care unit is also being cleared for the same purpose.
“The hospital is being cleared because we will be experiencing an increase in coronavirus cases,” Karotsakis said.
“We need to be ready to deal with the situation. We know the condition of the patients who have the virus and all the necessary precautions are being taken.”