Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Presidential Palace staff were tested for coronavirus on Tuesday as a precaution.
According to Government Spokesman Kyriakos Koushos, samples were taken on Tuesday morning from the President and other members of staff who enjoy close contact with the President.
“There is no suspected case, however the Presidency of the Republic decided to have these tests as a precautionary measure to protect the President and the other members of the staff,” Koushos, who is among the individuals from whom samples were taken, said.
Moreover he noted that the required distances are kept between individuals and their body temperature is taken regularly for preventative reasons.
Samples will also be taken from Ministers.
On Thursday, the Council of Ministers will be convening to approve bills relating to the coronavirus pandemic, before the bills are tabled before Parliament on Friday.