The Republic of Cyprus saw one new coronavirus case on Wednesday, involving a passenger that flew to the island from a category A country and tested upon arrival at the airport.
The new case, which raised total known cases to 991, was discovered among a pool of 474 samples collected from arriving passengers and repatriated persons.
On June 19, Cyprus entered the second phase of the reopening of its airports, whereby passengers flying in from category A countries that are deemed low-risk in terms of coronavirus are not required to show proof of a negative coronavirus test. Rather, national authorities conduct sampling checks on arriving passengers.
Countries included in the island's first category are Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Switzerland, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea.
Wednesday saw a sum of 1,405 samples checked for the virus, including 235 people who took the initiative to get tested and hundreds more in the framework of government-ordered rounds of tests targeting specific groups.
Since Tuesday, hospitals across the Republic of Cyprus have been free of coronavirus patients.