A doctor in Limassol, who is said to have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, is out of any immediate danger after being hospitalized with a coronavirus infection, as fear and confusion about the rise of variants continue to muddle the government’s message.
According to Philenews, a medical doctor who is also a high-ranking member of a state doctors union, had to be admitted into hospital recently, with reports saying he was being treated for a COVID infection.
Knews could not ascertain any details including a timeframe of the infection, but Philenews reported that the doctor was fully vaccinated since January 2021.
Out of any immediate danger
The doctor was said to be receiving medical treatment in hospital while his condition was described as “out of any immediate danger.”
The health minister has been calling on the public to have faith in the vaccines but also continue to follow all health protocols until a larger portion of the population gets vaccinated
Health experts say vaccines do a good job protecting people against the novel coronavirus by dramatically reducing the risk of an infection but warn that people could still get infected and even spread the bug after completing their inoculation.
Cypriot officials in the media did not provide comment on the doctor’s case while it remained unclear whether the infection was related to a new or unknown variant.
Earlier on Wednesday, the ECDC notified Cypriot authorities about two samples that tested positive for a mutation known as the Indian variant, with the samples dating between April 30 and May 21.
Two other cases of another variant of lesser concern, first detected in Egypt, were also reported back to Cypriot officials, along with 166 British mutations detected in the same period, according to local media.
The news came as fear and confusion about the rise of variants have muddled the government’s message.
Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou has been calling on the public to have faith in the vaccines but also continue to follow all health protocols until a larger portion of the population gets vaccinated.