President Nicos Anastasiades on Monday had a meeting with EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Stella Kyriakides, at the Presidential Palace.

He said after the meeting the commissioner briefed him on the ways the EU was addressing the pandemic.

“We noted with satisfaction the progress our country steadily achieves, as it is among the top countries in all of Europe as regards vaccination coverage.”

The shield of protection grows, he said, and, with it “so does hope for a return to our daily lives safely”.

Kyriakides also met with Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou.