Cyprus Mail
CyprusFeatured

Coronavirus: Monastery remains closed after positive cases

stravrovouni monastery
Stavrovouni monastery

Stavrovouni monastery remains closed to visitors for the third week after coronavirus cases were detected among the monks.

The monastery’s abbot and two monks are at the Nicosia general hospital. Their health is good. Other monks with the virus are self-isolating in their cells with mild symptoms.

Bishop of Kition, Nektarios, told the Cyprus News Agency that it is believed the monks contracted the virus from visitors during the Holy Week.

One of the monks is a nurse and is caring for those self-isolating at the monastery, the bishop said.

From the moment a coronavirus case was detected at the monastery, the bishop said, the monks closed it to visitors to prevent the spread of the virus.

The first monks found positive have recovered, he said.

 

Related Posts

Two injured when car went into ravine

Villages get in on festival season

Eleni Philippou

Man falls victim to phone scammer, loses thousands

Mostly sunny with increased cloud

Paphos set to roll out 27,000 smart water meters

Sarah Ktisti

Scammers taking bookings for holiday homes they don’t own

Gina Agapiou