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Cyprus quarantines second ‘high risk’ traveler

Cypriot woman quarantined at Limassol General after contact with confirmed case in Italy


Cypriot health officials have quarantined a woman in Limassol after information emerged that she had been in contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus in Italy.

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According to local media, a woman described as a Cypriot national from Paphos, was quarantined on Wednesday for up to 14 days at Limassol General Hospital as a “high risk” case with a potential infection of the CoVid-19.

Reports said the woman attended a conference in Italy and returned to Cyprus last week

Reports said the woman was on a trip overseas and returned to Cyprus last week, after being in contact with a confirmed case at a conference in Italy. She reportedly said she was not inspected upon arriving on the island but contacted health officials later on her own out of concern after learning that she had been in close proximity with at least one confirmed case.

State doctors at Limassol General were expected to monitor the woman’s health for the remainder of the 14 days, the estimated duration of the incubation period for coronavirus, starting from the date of contact as well as run several tests. She reportedly had not exhibited any symptoms as of Wednesday evening. 

Last weekend, health officials quarantined another woman as a coronavirus high-risk case, after a private jet landed in Larnaca with reports saying a crew member had come into contact with Israel's first ever confirmed case.

The crew member, the first high risk case to be quarantined in the Republic of Cyprus, initially tested negative while no further details were shared about subsequent tests. 

Both women were being monitored according to protocols established specifically for handling high risk cases of the coronavirus, where people come in contact with confirmed carriers.

Story updated with details on the venue in the confirmed coronavirus case in Italy

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