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Coronavirus: Paphos, mountain areas announce support for elderly (updated)

A series of measures to assist any elderly or vulnerable groups living in Paphos will include a department set up specifically for the purpose of helping them purchase essential goods and medicines, the local municipality has announced. 

A telephone number for the new municipality department has been announced – 80006362. Municipality staff will take care of callers, visiting pharmacies or supermarkets to undertake the necessary shopping for these people and delivering supplies to their homes.

The move was decided at a special service meeting held on Monday by Mayor Phedonas Phedonos, in the context of the municipality’s assistance to the state’s efforts to limit the spread of coronavirus.

The office will be managed by Paphos municipality officers who will be available for any information and services from 8am until 2pm on weekdays.

Meanwhile, a plan has been set in motion by the commission for the development of mountain areas to provide basic supplies to elderly people living in remote areas.

“We have contacted 115 community presidents in the most remote areas of the mountains to find out how many people are currently in need of supplies,” an official source told Cyprus Mail.

“We are waiting to get a reply from them, so we can move on with the plan.

“The idea is to set a supply distribution centre in the village of Trimiklini, where community leaders could come and collect the necessary supplies and take them to their villages.”


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