One other 5 individuals in Cyprus have examined positive for coronavirus, the Well being Ministry introduced late on Saturday night.
- two of the confirmed circumstances returned from Italy, had been in self-isolation at residence and contacted the authorities once they developed signs
- two had been in self-isolation at residence and had shut contact with a confirmed case who was detected a couple of days in the past
- one particular person was within the intensive care unit of Paphos Hospital and had been visited by household from the UK
As regards the administration of the confirmed case within the ICU of Paphos Hospital, the state well being providers organisation in cooperation with the epidemiological monitoring unit of the Well being Ministry has drawn up a plan of motion, the Well being Ministry mentioned.
Amongst different this contains tracing the contacts the affected person had within the hospital and his shut household atmosphere, the closure of the hospital to the general public and sanitizing each inside and out of doors. Additional particulars will likely be given by OKIPI.
The epidemiological monitoring unit of the Well being Ministry has already began tracing the contacts of the 5 new circumstances in order to hold out checks.
The ministry’s announcement got here hours earlier than new measures come into impact to include the unfold of coronavirus. These embody restrictions on entry to the Republic of Cyprus, harder guidelines for crossing the Inexperienced Line and a requirement that every one arriving passengers (excluding these from Italy, Iran, South Korea and Hubei province in China who should quarantine) should self-isolate with phone monitoring for 14 days.
The International Ministry has additionally issued a brand new journey advisory efficient from 1 am March 15 to March 30 advising all Cypriots to not journey until completely important.
A complete of 5 individuals have examined optimistic for coronavirus within the Turkish held north the place authorities have shut the non-public and public sector excluding primary providers, supermarkets, bakeries, pharmacies and petrol stations, and banned entry to all arrivals excluding Turkish Cypriots and authorized residents.