President Nicos Anastasiades has tested positive for coronavirus, government spokesman Marios Pelekanos said on Tuesday.

He said that the president had tested positive during routine tests on Tuesday morning.

His symptoms are mild, and his health is described as good, he added.

It was later reported that First Lady Andri Anastasiades has also tested positive and is experiencing mild symptoms as well.

She tested positive only a few days ago, according to government sources.

In line with health protocols, the president will abstain from his commitments over the next few days, for which he expresses his regret, the spokesman also said.

As such, the Council of Minister’s session scheduled to take place on Thursday has been postponed.