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Scientific Committee to meet with Health Minister after a surge in cases

A later meeting is scheduled with President Anastasiades

Source: CNA

Scientific Committee on pandemic will be meeting with President Nicos Anastasiades at the Presidential Palace, Government Spokesperson Marios Pelekanos announced on Tuesday.

The meeting will take place at 1830 according to a post on Pelekanos' Twitter account.

Health Minister Michalis Hadjipantelas and the Scientific Committee on COVID-19 will meet earlier this afternoon to discuss the tightening of measures after surging cases in the past few days. Yesterday the Ministry announced 2 deaths from COVID and 5,024 new cases while 201 patients are treated in hospitals.

The Minister and the Committee will reassess all the figures, the positivity rate, and the situation at hospitals, especially in the ICUs.

Stricter measures are going to be discussed with regards to home gatherings and the Epiphany celebrations.  Moreover, the reopening of schools remains a vague issue. Asked about this matter, the Health Minister said yesterday that he wants to hear the opinions of the experts today.

Decisions will be taken tomorrow during a Cabinet meeting.


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