Moving to appease anger over long waits, the health ministry said on Tuesday that additional testing sites will operate in Limassol for workers that need a PCR coronavirus test.
Testing is also continuing in other districts until Friday.
Earlier on Tuesday and amid a flood of complaints that people were waiting for hours for a test, the ministry said it was postponing the requirement to present a negative result for 24 hours while Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou took to Twitter to personally apologise for the inconvenience.
The latest decree imposing a lockdown in Limassol and Paphos permits travel to and from the two districts for work, on presentation of relevant documentation from employers and as from 5 am on Thursday, a negative coronavirus test.
These are being offered by the government at testing sites announced by the ministry, though officials have acknowledged that they had not anticipated such large numbers of people would be requiring to test.
Tests continue today and through to Friday at the following locations:
Spyros Kyprianou sports centre parking, Tuesday 3 pm to 7 pm, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 am to 7 pm.
Former Pissarides, near the Ayia Fyla roundabout, Tuesday 3 pm to 5.30 pm and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 am to 6 pm.
Parking area of Epaminondas laiki agora (market), Tuesday 3 pm to 5.30 pm, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 am to 6 pm.
Glafkos Clerides Park on Americanas street. Tuesday from 3 pm to 5.30 pm and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 am to 6 pm.
Stelios Kyriakides stadium parking, Tuesday from 3 pm to 5.30 pm and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 am to 6 pm.
Meanwhile, testing is continuing in the other districts as follows:
Kritis street 12, Tel: 80012112, 22263030, from 8 am to 6 pm.
Yiannos Kranidiotis avenue 20-22, Orphanides building, tel 24818183 & 24818184. Testing in specially designated ground floor room from 8 am to 6 pm.
A Evangelou labs, Liopetri, Makariou 18 (near post office) tel 23923040, from 8 am to 6 pm.
A Evangelou labs, Avgorou, Kayron 60, tel 23922300, from 8 am to 6 pm.
A Evangelou labs, Xylophagou, Anastasi Manoli 47, tel 24626250. From 8 am to 6 pm.