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15 July, 2020
 
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Official guidelines for people returning from high-risk countries

Individual measures for coronavirus protection: limit your travel, avoid contact, basic hygiene, monitor and report symptoms

Newsroom / CNA

Official guidelines were released on Thursday for travellers returning to the island from countries hosting an active coronavirus epidemic but who do not show obvious symptoms of the infection.

According to the announcement, persons returning to Cyprus from high-risk countries should follow the below guidelines for 14 days, for the protection of public health:

1. Limit your travel. Avoid all unnecessary travel and trips. If you need to travel, avoid using buses or taxis.

2. Avoid contact with people. Keep at least one meter away from other people. Don't go to work or school. Do not go to venues densely-crowded venues (such as cinemas, bars, cafes etc) and events (eg indoor parties) unless necessary. Try to avoid home visits, and show preference for outdoor meetings or in places with adequate ventilation. Avoid visits to hospitalized patients, nursing homes, and old people's homes.

3. Observe basic hygiene rules. Apply hand hygiene. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid sharing items with other people.

4. Monitor and report symptoms. Daily temperature taking is recommended. Call the Ambulance Call Center (1420) immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, difficulty breathing, or sore throat.

The above measures, the announcement said, are deemed necessary for the reduction of the likelihood of the virus spreading through the community, noting that each person is solely responsible for their implementation, stressing that their success depends on the degree of maturity and conscientiousness shown.

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