Cyprus` Health Ministry issued new instructions on Monday regarding the discharge of people who contracted COVID-19. These instructions will be put into effect as of Tuesday, March 8.
People who tested positive for COVID-19 may be discharged on the 7th day, provided that they have a negative rapid test from designated testing points announced by the Health Ministry and show no active symptoms, the Ministry said. People will be informed about the testing points and time for their rapid test on the 6th day of their self-isolation.
As this decision is applied retroactively, beginning March 7 people who are on the 8th and 9th day since their initial diagnosis will also be informed.
If the rapid test`s result is negative on the 7th day, COVID-19 cases should remain self-isolated until they receive a text message from the Health Ministry indicating that they may be discharged the next day. They may then retrieve a certificate through the website https://www.eudcc.gov.cy/.
During the rapid test conducted in the testing points indicated by the Ministry, all social distance measures (double protective mask or KN95 or FFP2 mask) should be applied.