Cyprus Mail

Coronavirus: Bases to ease measures in line with Republic

The British Bases on Thursday said they would start easing measures against the coronavirus spread as of next week, in-step with the Republic of Cyprus (RoC).

In a written statement, the bases’ administration announced that following President Nicos Anastasiades’ announcement on Wednesday that Cyprus would begin the phased easing of measures relating to the Covid-19 outbreak from Monday May 4, it confirms it remains in-step with the Cypriot government.

“The drawdown measures in the Bases, like in the Republic of Cyprus, will see the relaxation occur in phases and beginning on Monday,” it said.

It said that the Bases, working in tandem with the Cypriot health ministry and other governmental departments, successfully implemented lockdown measures throughout the SBAs in March and have so far only had nine members of its community test positive for Covid-19, all of whom have now fully recovered.

“As we ease the measures in the battle against Covid-19, it is important that we as an Administration remain in-step with the RoC,” Commander British Forces Cyprus and SBA Administrator Major General Rob Thomson said.

He added that they have been very successful so far in limiting the spread of this virus “and this is not the time to drop our guard.

“We must remain vigilant and continue to respect social distancing and all the movement restriction measures that remain in place.”

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