Health Minister Michalis Hadjipantela and members of the scientific committee on Tuesday will review the pandemic situation in Cyprus following the new outbreak in China, and will decide if any measures will be taken.

The meeting is set to take place at 3 pm and statements to the press will follow, according to an announcement by the ministry.

Following a meeting on January 2, the minister had said officials would study the situation pending further data to be released by the European commission.

Hadjipantela, said that there was “no need for panic” for now and added that, for the moment, the Covid mutation variant emerging from China, has been present in Cyprus since August 2022.

Sources say that if Cyprus is to finally take measures these will be in line with actions taken by the other EU states and will most likely include PCR testing of passengers from China and a mask mandate for all arrivals to the island.