Ahead of Easter, Justice Minister Emily Yiolitis on Thursday sent a message of hope during what she called “a difficult time for everyone,” while urging compliance with measures to contain the spread of coronavirus.
“The peculiar circumstances and the difficult days that Cyprus is going through have demonstrated in the most intense way the value of life, health and precious moments with our family and loved ones, values that we often pass by in the routine of everyday life,” she said in a message for Easter.
“The pandemic has forced us to reconsider our thoughts and actions and to reflect on the true meaning of life.
“This is the second Easter we will be forced to spend with restrictions, and I hope it will be the last one. I often hear complaints from my fellow citizens who believe the measures are harsh and that fatigue has set in.
“I understand the discomfort and acknowledge your sacrifices so far. Unfortunately, there is no other way to return to normality than to stick to the measures, wear our masks properly, keep our distances and get vaccinated.”
Yiolitis added that the police officers who will be working during the festive period will continue to carry out checks to make sure people comply with the measures in place.
“I urge everyone to keep complying with the measures in order to facilitate, rather than hinder, the work of the police. Only with your cooperation we will succeed in turning the tide.
“The current situation pleases no one, but it is up to each of us to improve and change it,” she said.
Finally, she also called on people who will be driving during the Easter weekend to pay extra attention.
“One moment of recklessness on the roads can turn everything upside down,” she concluded.