Ηealth Minister Michalis Hadjipantelas and members of the Scientific Committee on the pandemic are meeting on Wednesday afternoon to assess the situation following the sharp hike in cases in Cyprus.
On Tuesday, 2,241 new cases were reported and 168 hospitalisations. The positivity rate rose to 2.29 per cent.
The scientists and the Minister will evaluate the figures with the patients in hospitals and especially in ICUs and the fact that the positivity rate remains higher than 1 per cent for the past few days.
It is not yet clear if new measures will be announced after the meeting. Hadjipantelas is set to make statements to the press at 1730 local time. Cabinet is due to convene in a scheduled meeting on January 5.
Members of the Committee who spoke to Cyprus News Agency on Tuesday noted that things cannot remain the way they are. Dr. Petros Kariayiannis said that something additional needs to be done and this will be decided in the meeting at 1600 today.
Dr. Zoe Dorothea Pana said that we need to remain vigilant and assess the situation in a prudent manner at every step of the pandemic.