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Coronavirus: Case found in police cells causes ruckus (Updated)

Cases of the coronavirus have been found in Limassol’s old hospital and in police holding cells, the health ministry announced on Friday.

The discovery of a case at Limassol’s police headquarters after one man in a holding cell tested positive for the coronavirus caused a serious disturbance.

According to reports on Friday, once the news came out on Thursday evening, the man who had tested positive refused to get into the ambulance which was slated to take him to Eden Resort in Tersefanou, which now operates as a quarantine facility.

The man then started shouting, which caused other detainees to follow suit. Officers forced him into the ambulance, but the disturbance did not die down after detainees started throwing their mattresses into the courtyard which they then set on fire.

Officers managed to extinguish the flames and eventually detainees eventually went back to their cells.

The cases at the hospital and holding cell were included in Thursday’s seven positive Covid-19 cases.

Both premises in Limassol have taken the necessary steps to disinfect the premises and contact tracing already began on the individuals that tested positive.


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