The Republic of Cyprus’ Health Ministry announced six new coronavirus cases on Thursday, involving three refugees, a football player, and two contacts of another known case.
According to the announcement, three of Thursday’s new cases were refugees who arrived in the north from Syria via Turkey, and who were tested for the virus prior to their admission into the Pournara camp in Kokkinotrimithia.
Another new case involved a Brazilian football player for Enosis Neon Paralimni FC, who flew to Cyprus from Brazil via Zurich on Wednesday after receiving special permission from local authorities. The player was tested for the virus upon arrival at the airport.
Two more cases announced on Thursday involve family members of a hotel worker that was announced positive for coronavirus on July 8.
The new cases emerged after a bulk of 1,504 samples were checked for the virus, and brought total known cases in the Republic of Cyprus 1,031.