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Coronavirus: Measures will be taken if needed says minister

Υπουργός Υγείας – Έναρξη Πορείας Χ
Health Minister Michalis Hadjipantela

If other measures are needed against the spread of Covid they will be taken, Health Minister Michalis Hadjipantela said on Sunday.

Our priority is that schools stay open and students have the least disruption possible, he said.

“Last week we had the highest number of cases,” he said speaking in Paralimni after a service to mark the anniversary of the invasion.

But he said in the last couple of days both the number of cases and hospitalisations had stabilised. “We hope this continues and we see a reduction in the next days and weeks”.

He once again called on people to wear masks indoors and said that by introducing this measure the numbers of cases have stopped rising.

Asked if further measures were in the pipeline, he said that would depend on the experts. “We will wait to see the situation in the next few days,” he said.

If the numbers go up, he said, he will speak to the experts to decide what measures will be suggested to the council of ministers.

Although he suggested this meeting would not happen in the coming week.

Looking further ahead, when asked about students having to wear masks to go to school, he said “by September we will see the situation we face, because with coronavirus we have had many surprises and no-one can predict what will happen until then.

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