The weekly meeting between the Minister of Health Michalis Hadjipandelas and the epidemiologists to discuss Cyprus' epidemiological situation and the possibility of easing measures adjourned on Tuesday afternoon (01/02). As it turns out, the increase in the number of cases in the last few days has put a hold on the possibility for a significant easing of measures.
The number of cases exceeded 3,000 (3,396) yesterday, Monday (31/1), making the Advisory committee think twice about easing the measures for the public. In fact, according to information from Kathimerini, the measures in place now will remain for another two weeks or so.
According to the Ministry of Health, the suggestions that were agreed upon and will be suggested to the Cabinet are the entry of unvaccinated children (aged 12-17 years) in restaurants, provided that they are accompanied by their (vaccinated) parents and have a negative rapid test taken in the last 24 hours, and the reduction of the time period to receive the booster dose from 5 and a half to 5 months. In addition, stricter measures will be imposed in nursing homes.