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Health minister urges silent commemoration of March 25th and April 1 anniversaries

Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou

Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou on Wednesday tweeted that the battle against the “invisible enemy” of coronavirus “obliges us to commemorate” the March 25th public holiday marking Greek independence, and the April 1 start of the Eoka struggle against British rule in Cyprus, even though neither anniversary will be marked as usual.

“This does not diminish our feelings and appreciation for the struggles and sacrifices of the heroes of 1821 and 55-59 for the supreme goal of freedom,” he tweeted, a day after Cyprus residents lost their freedom of movement to stop the spread of Covid-19.

President Nicos Anastasiades later tweeted: “Today’s anniversary of March 25th symbolises hope and faith for all of us. It inspires us and reminds us that with unity and faith we can overcome every trial.”

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