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Coronavirus: seven new cases on Sunday (Update)

The health ministry on Sunday announced seven new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total to 1,021.

One case was found through private initiative and has a history of travel. It concerns a football player for Doxa, who came back from Serbia on July 10.

The second case works at a hotel in Paphos and the remaining five are migrants who were tested before their admission to the Pournara reception centre. They had reached the north from Syria via Turkey.

In total 1,176 tests were carried out for Sunday’s announcement.

According to the health ministry, a total of 334 tests were carried out on repatriates, 85 results were out for contact tracing and 121 tests were carried out in general hospitals, all of which had no positive results.

As part of the government scheme to test people who went back to work in the second and third phase of the relaxation measures, 249 were tested, one of which was the positive result in Paphos.

A total of 86 tests were carried out privately, which was the football player. He was tested as part of the team’s effort to test their players.

A further 301 tests were carried out on special groups as part of a government scheme, which yielded the five positive results from migrants.

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