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Coronavirus: No discussion of further relaxations at experts’ next meeting  

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The advisory committee on coronavirus will not be discussing further measure relaxations on its next meeting, a source told the Cyprus News Agency on Saturday.

Commenting on the recent increase in the positivity rate, he said that the emergence of Omicron as a dominant strain has subverted a lot of previously held views, like for example that the pandemic was over.

“A lot of us are under the impression that we don’t need to keep to personal protection measures, like masks and social distancing, but we need them more than ever now.”

He said that as the variant is highly contagious, despite the fact that the ratio between deaths and cases is low, the number of daily deaths is still sizeable.

He also pointed out that 25 per cent of Covid deaths were recorded within 2022.

“We need to learn to live with the virus – and what does that look like today? Trying not to limit economic and social activity, without forgetting the basics.”

The advisory committee on vaccines is also due to meet on the same day to deliberate on a fourth dose of the anti-coronavirus vaccine for the immunocompromised – a subject the coronavirus advisory committee will touch on.

 

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