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Coronavirus: Rapid test location moved after pupils’ protest

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The health ministry decided to move the location of a rapid test site in Paphos from a multipurpose room at the Ayios Theodoros gymnasium to the parking lot near the port in Kato Paphos.

The decision follows a protest carried out by the students at the gymnasium, who, on Monday morning did not go to class for two hours, with the backing of the parents’ association.

The health ministry, in response to the protests, decided to move the location of the rapid test site so that classes at the gymnasium can resume without issues.

The president of the parents’ association George Georgiou expressed his satisfaction to the Cyprus News Agency on Tuesday and thanked the government for listening to their and the students’ concerns.

Georgiou on Monday also complained about the size of the classrooms. He said that the Ayios Theodoros school currently counts around 600 students, which should be divided into 25 individual classes.

“The school was built with a provision for 16 classes, which translates to about 400 students. In September 2020, the education ministry promised us they would look into the situation. We are nearing the end of the school year and nothing has been done yet,” Georgiou said.

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