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Coronavirus: Government to announce fresh measures, as pressure on hospital rises

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The government is expected to announce fresh measures on Friday in a bid to stop the spread of the coronavirus, as hospitals begin to feel the pressure of increased admissions.

President Nicos Anastasiades is scheduled to meet the experts in the morning who will present the updated data for each district before the cabinet convenes at 10.30am to take the final decisions.

The measures will be announced by the health minister at 12pm.

Constantinos Ioannou is expected to announce two sets of measures; stricter rules in the run up to Christmas, and an easing of restrictions from December 23 throughout the first week of the New Year.

The most likely scenario includes horizontal measures across the island and lifting the lockdown in Paphos, which has managed to rein in the spread. Limassol will continue to be in a lockdown while additional measures will be applied in other districts.

Authorities have been considering closing schools for Christmas earlier with lessons continuing remotely.

There are also thoughts to keep curfews, restrict gatherings at houses, and impose earlier closing times at hospitality venues.

It is expected that authorities will also lift movement restrictions to and from Limassol.

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