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11 August, 2020
 
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President and close aides test negative for Covid-19

The tests, conducted as a precaution, emerged negative for the President, Presidential Palace staff, and members of the Presidential Guard

Newsroom / CNA

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and his close aides have tested negative for COVID-19, Government Spokesman Kyriacos Koushos said on Wednesday.

“All of us who were tested on Tuesday tested negative for the virus,” Koushos said.

Samples for COVID-19 tests were taken on Tuesday from the President, his aides, members of the Presidential Palace staff and members of the Presidential Guard who come in close contact with the President.

As Koushos said, they were informed late on Tuesday evening that the results were negative.

The Spokesman also said that on Thursday samples will also be taken from the other members of the Presidential Guargd and staff for COVID-19 tests.

Ministers are also expected to undergo tests.

On Tuesday, Koushos had announced that the President and Presidential Palace staff were to be tested as a precaution.

 

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