The Cabinet’s decisions on additional restriction measures to be imposed on the Cyprus public in response to the enduring spike in daily coronavirus cases will be announced on Wednesday day, when President Nicos Anastasiades will be addressing the nation.
Anastasiades is set to address the Cyprus public at 8:30pm on Wednesday night, before the Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou announced the additional measures to be taken.
On November 4, Anastasiades got personal in his address to the nation, calling on citizens to do their fair share to stop the spread of the coronavirus, before Ioannou stepped in to announce stricter measures including an islandwide curfew from at 11pm.
Stricter measures were imposed on the Limassol and Paphos districts, where the pandemic was faring much worse, but overall, the measures have so far failed to curb the rampant spread of the virus among the island’s small community.
On Thursday, Labour Minister Zeta Emilianidou, Justice Minister Emily Yiolitis and Director General of the Finance Ministry George Pantli will hold a press conference to outline the implementation of measures in their areas of responsibility.
Since the outbreak of the pandemic in March, Cyprus has detected a total of 6,296 cases, while 76 coronavirus patients were receiving treatment at hospitals on Tuesday evening.
Three more coronavirus patients succumb to virus
The Health Ministry on Wednesday announced the death of three more coronavirus patients.
One was a 92-year-old woman with underlying health conditions, who was being treated at the Famagusta general hospital. The second was a man aged 71, who also suffered from underlying health conditions, and who succumbed to the virus as he was intubated at the Nicosia general hospital ICU. The third was a 62-year-old woman, who didn’t have any underlying health conditions, and who succumbed to the virus at the Nicosia general hospital ICU.
The new coronavirus fatalities raised the total to 32, involving 19 men (59%) and 13 women (41%), of an average age of 74.