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Coronavirus: three new cases annouced on Friday (Updated)

Three new coronavirus cases were announced by the health ministry on Friday, bringing the total to 1,013.

The new cases arose from 1,247 tests processed over the past day.

The first case concerned a Polish permanent resident of Cyprus, who was tested on their own initiative after presenting symptoms.

The second was a Serbian footballer for Apoel, who arrived in Cyprus on July 7 from Belgrade.  He was tested in the framework of the team’s programme for its players.

The footballer had previously tested positive for the virus in Serbia a month ago, and before his arrival in Cyprus he had remained in quarantine for 14 days and received three negative results afterwards.

The third case involved a contact of a case reported on July 7.

The ministry said in total 219 tests were processed from individuals tested on private initiative.

Another 87 tests were processed from individuals in contact with previously confirmed cases.

The ministry said there were negative results from 358 tests conducted on passengers and repatriated individuals, 432 tests from a group of 10,000 workers tested on their return to their jobs during the second and third phase of lifting restrictions, 109 from state hospital laboratories, and 42 from people tested on their doctor’s orders.

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