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Anastasiades participates in teleconference on COVID-19

The President shared a teleconference with seven other heads of government to discuss measures against coronavirus

Newsroom / CNA

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades participated on Monday along with seven other heads of government in a teleconference to discuss measures to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak.

The heads of government of Israel, Hungary, Austria, Italy, Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania, and Cyprus exchanged views via a teleconference, following an initiative by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Government Spokesperson Kyriacos Koushos said on Monday.

During the meeting proposals were submitted such as disinfecting airports and exchanging information for the effectiveness of measures.

The heads of government informed each other on the state of affairs in their respective countries and exchanged views on the best way to deal with the spread of the virus.

Netanyahu informed his counterparts that Israel is quickly moving ahead with discovering a vaccine against the virus, in cooperation with US companies.

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Austria is going ahead with research to find methods citizens can use to identify coronavirus symptoms by themselves with quick results, adding that he would brief the other heads of government on the outcomes soon.

During the teleconference, suggestions were made to disinfect places where an increased movement of people is observed, such as airports, and it was agreed that information will be exchanged between the countries on the effectiveness of the measures.

The heads of government also decided to further exchange information which have to do with coronavirus and agreed to be in continuous touch.


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