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15 August, 2020
 
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Cyprus at zero new coronavirus cases for second day running

All 1,538 samples checked for the virus, including 466 arriving passengers, came back negative

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Cyprus stayed on course on Friday, recording zero new coronavirus cases for the second day running as all 1,538 samples checked for the virus came back negative.

Samples were collected in the framework of multiple government-funded programs targeting specific groups, such as employees who returned to work with the lifting of lockdown measures, contacts of other known cases, and a small sample of residents of refugee camps, among others.

A total of 466 samples were collected from passengers and repatriated persons arriving at Cyprus airports, while 314 people got tested at their private initiative.

Total coronavirus cases recorded since the virus broke out in the Republic of Cyprus in March remained stable at 999, while 19 have so far died as a result of their coronavirus infection.

Updated epidemiological data for the period up to June 30 that was released by the Health Ministry on Friday showed that among cases alive, 839 (86.3%) have recovered.

Currently, just one coronavirus patient is receiving treatment at the Famagusta General Hospital.

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