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20 January, 2021
 
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Cypriots await new COVID measures

President to announce island-wide pandemic measures immediately after Cabinet meeting tonight

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The President’s Cabinet will convene on Wednesday evening to discuss a new package of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus in Cyprus, with announcements expected immediately after the session.

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According to the Cyprus News Agency, sources said President Nicos Anastasiades himself will be announcing new measures on Wednesday night, with Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou following up later with more details.

The president himself will announce the measures on Wednesday evening, with the health minister following up later with more details

CNA said that the most probable scenario would be for the measures already in place for Limassol and Paphos to be extended island-wide.

The measures already in force in Limassol and Paphos include the closing of restaurants and bars at 10:30pm with delivery services available after that time, a curfew from 11pm until 5am the next morning excluding emergencies.

The suspension of all afternoon sports and social activities for children under the age of 18, as well as the suspension of all sports championships for the same age categories, were also recent measures in the problem-districts. 

Island-wide measures currently in effect include wearing a face mask in public, both indoors and outdoors with some exceptions for physical activity and dog walking, private gatherings for up to 10 persons, seating limitations for restaurants, religious gatherings according to protocols, sports events without spectators, cinema and theatre hall restrictions to half their seating capacity, restrictions for weddings and baptisms, and special hours for accommodating persons with disabilities and the elderly at shops.

The Cabinet meeting starts at 6:30pm.

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