The Cyprus health ministry announced two new coronavirus cases on Friday, both of which were locally-acquired ‘orphan’ cases.
According to the announcement, the two new cases both involve Limassol residents who do not have a travel history, nor did they come into contact with another known case.
One of the new cases got tested privately after they lost their sense of smell, while the second developed fever symptoms and got tested at a public health center.
The new cases emerged on the same day that health officials expressed concern over the development of several coronavirus clusters in the coastal town of Limassol.
The health ministry’s announcement warned that in view of the recent increase in locally-acquired cases, “it appears that the virus is still among the community, and for this reason it is imperative that we all show responsibility, respect measures in place and to immediately contact our GP in the event that we develop any coronavirus symptoms.”
The two cases emerged after a sum of 1,109 lab tests were conducted to check samples for the virus, and raised total known cases in the Republic of Cyprus to 1,047.