Shemaine Bushnell Kyriakides
The Pancyprian Confederation of Parents has voiced their opposition to the new measures announced by the Council of Ministers on Wednesday.
According to Sotiris Christofi, president of the Pancyprian Confederation of Parents associations, it was unfair to consider primary school students responsible for the spread of the virus in the community.
"We are concerned about the situation and, in turn, we want to help eradicate the spread of the virus, which is why as a Confederation we have been urging parents for some time to give consent for the tests to be performed on children," Mr. Christofi said.
He also urged the state to increase the number of mobile testing units covering smaller size schools in order to get a better handle on numbers.
On Wednesday, the Health Minister had announced additional measures to combat the spread of covid that would last until Christmas. These included, among others, the lowering of the age limit down to 6 for the use of face masks where they are required, beginning on Monday the 29th of November, while weekly testing and a modified version of the Safe Pass will be required for children aged 6 to 11, but only those aged 14 and above will need to present a QR code for a check through the CovScan app.