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Coronavirus: Advisers expected to propose tighter measures (updated)

Υπουργός Υγείας – Συμβουλευτική Ε
File photo of Health Minister Michalis Hadjipantelas with the Scientific Advisory Committee

President Nicos Anastasiades will be meeting government advisors on Tuesday to be briefed on the current epidemiological situation and discuss tighter measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus, as daily infections surged.

Government spokesman Marios Pelekanos said the meeting was scheduled for 6.30.pm.

Health Minister Michalis Hadjipantelas was scheduled to meet with the  advisory team at 3pm.

With the daily infection rate skyrocketing, forcing thousands of people who are either cases or contacts, into isolation, it is expected that experts will recommend tighter measures though a lockdown does not appear to be among the options.

The spike has not caused hospital admissions to rise as in previous waves, which gives authorities some leeway  for the time being at least.

The minister has said that any decision concerning the extension of school holidays will be made after he hears from the experts.

The final decision will be made by the cabinet on Wednesday.

The meeting will take place at 3pm.

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