The stage seemed set on Friday for the execution of stage two of lifting COVID-19 limitations as logical specialists gave the president the green light, they said and as schools reviving is to proceed, excepting the first and second long periods of lyceums, and kindergartens.
Reporting three new coronavirus cases Friday evening – figures have stayed in single digits since the main unwinding of measures on May 4, logical guide Leontios Kostrikis, said epidemiological information was at the correct levels to continue with stage two.
Kostrikis and different counselors met President Nicos Anastasiades at the presidential royal residence prior in a gathering that continued for over three hours, to examine whether the manner in which was clear to continue with the further lifting of limitations.
No announcements were made quickly a while later other than those by Education Minister Prodromos Prodromou who reported the opening of schools, barring the lesser degrees of lyceum which will proceed with separation learning, and kindergartens.
This was a stroll once more from prior explanations that all schools would open on May 21. Last year lyceum understudies have been back at school since the start of this current week.
Further news from the gathering didn’t rise until Friday evening when Kostrikis facilitated the day by day instructions on new cases and said the logical group said they had suggested stage two proceed.
“The image that rises fourteen days after the first lifting of limitations is extremely palatable,” Kostrikis said. “Hence, the logical group today recommended to the political authority the further unwinding of the limitations. We are continually observing the information and stay careful,” he included.
Kostrikis forewarned anyway that a great deal relied upon the awareness of other’s expectations and the participation of the general population, however he recognized that the conduct of the open so far provided reason for idealism for what’s to come.
Notwithstanding schools, under the timetable previously reported, the second phase of the drawdown – May 21 to June 8, hair and magnificence salons will really get started, as will bistros and cafés yet just with outside seating. Social occasions of up to 10 people will be allowed.
The lifting of limitations and authorizations for outside development was likewise on the cards, and the evening time limitation was to be annulled. Scheduled to open on June 1 are libraries, exhibition halls, archeological destinations, and wagering shops.
In any case, the main authority declaration by the legislature on Friday was identified with training. “Similarly as we mindfully remained at home during the primary stage, we can now, similarly as capably and safely, gradually come back to regularity,” Prodromou said in broadcast explanations.
For the time being, understudies will go to classes on a rotational premise, split into two gatherings, and will happen week by week – multi week on and multi week off.
Prodromou clarified that the two gatherings will be informed on the wellbeing conventions one week from now. The principal gathering will go to class on May 21 and the next day the following gathering will be informed.
He additionally said that from Monday the Covid-19 testing system will proceed and be ventured up in order to screen the circumstance in the training segment. So far 156 tests have been done in schools on instructors and understudies, all of which have returned negative.
Prodromou said the administration chose to abstain from opening pre-schools and kindergartens, considering the times of the youngsters and the difficulties this may introduce given how youthful they are.
All choices considered “epidemiological information, the experience of different nations that have just revived schools and the aftereffects of huge example testing” of 800 individuals, including youngsters, he said.
Schools are currently working with refreshed wellbeing rules, for example, littler classes of 12 understudies, and rotating the days on which understudies go to the exercises face to face.
Last year secondary school understudies came back to classes on May 11 and the school year has been stretched out until June 26.
In the interim, during the day by day instructions by the logical group Friday evening, Dr. Marios Loizou, the Scientific Director, of the Nicosia directorate of state wellbeing administration administrator Okypy, raised a rising issue identified with the harm from the pandemic itself, yet additionally lockdown seclusion, and the monetary expense.
He said Cyprus had gotten two “significant mediations”, one from the UN and one from the World Health Organization (WHO) cautioning of the requirement for activity on emotional wellness.
“There has been a noteworthy increment in the side effects of uneasiness and wretchedness in numerous nations. First-line wellbeing laborers, ladies, kids, youths, the old, and individuals with previous psychological well-being issues have a place with the high-hazard gatherings.
Simultaneously, there has been an expansion in liquor utilization, which is likewise a worry,” he said. “The impacts of separation, the difference in day by day life, the monetary outcomes, the tension for friends and family have significantly influenced individuals’ emotional well-being.
The primary mental impacts, as I referenced above, are the expansion in stress and sorrow rates.”
Loizou proceeded to state the WHO had cautioned: “there is a likelihood that this infection will never leave our lives”. “With the information up until now, we will be battling the SARS-CoV-2 infection for a long while. It is in this manner critical to have power over the circumstance, in any event as far as our own practices,” Loizou said.