Two new coronavirus cases were announced in the Republic of Cyprus on Friday, involving two people who had recently returned to the island from the UK.
According to the Health Ministry announcement, one new case involved a person of Indian nationality studying in Cyprus, who returned from the UK on July 5. The student was tested for the virus due to other health issues that required hospital treatment.
The second new case involved a local woman who returned from the UK on July 11 and took the initiative to get tested for the virus before undergoing surgery. The Health Ministry noted that the woman has also tested positive for coronavirus in May while in the UK, where she later deemed to have recovered after testing negative to two consecutive tests.
A total of 1,329 lab tests were conducted on Friday to check samples for coronavirus, with the two new cases bringing the total in the Republic of Cyprus to 1,033.