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Coronavirus: Two new cases announced on Tuesday (updated)

Two new coronavirus cases were announced by the health ministry on Tuesday, bringing the total to 990.

The ministry said the two cases were from a group of 1,067 tests processed over the past 24 hours and were both individuals tested before going into hospital.

One woman was found to be positive to the virus after she was tested ahead of giving birth, while the other individual was found positive ahead of a scheduled surgery.

The ministry said 172 tests were processed from individuals instructed to do so by their personal doctors.

Another 211 tests were processed from workers returning to their jobs during the second and third phase of lifting restrictions.

There were also another 370 tests processed from individuals tested on private initiative, 28 from contact tracing, 173 from state hospital laboratories, and 113 from passengers and repatriated individuals.

Earlier, the ministry said it was funding 10,000 more PCR tests to be carried out on employees who returned to work during the second and third phases of lifting coronavirus measures.

The programme started on June 15 and will be completed on July 12, the ministry said.

Workers to be tested include employees from hotels and resorts. Mall employees, department store employees and retail business employees will also be tested as will workers from cinemas and theatres.

The ministry will also test athletes, and athletic groups and clubs.  There will also be testing done on workers at gyms, dance schools, and people practicing other sports, including martial arts.



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