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Visitor who traveled from Israel with negative Covid-19 test Cyprus' single new case

The Health Ministry said Cyprus' single new coronavirus case had flown into the island with proof of a negative test, but got re-tested privately with results coming back positive


The Cyprus Health Ministry on Tuesday announced one new coronavirus case, involving a person who had flown to the island from Israel on July 2 with proof of a negative coronavirus test, but who subsequently re-took the test while in Cyprus and tested positive.

On July 2, Israel was in the Republic of Cyprus’ category B, which requires arriving passengers to present proof of a negative coronavirus test prior to boarding. According to the Health Ministry announcement, Tuesday’s new case got re-tested privately, with the second test coming back positive for the virus.

A bulk of 1,191 lab tests were conducted on Tuesday to check samples for the virus, with the single new case bringing total known cases since coronavirus broke out in Cyprus in March to 1,005.

The single coronavirus patient that was being treated at the Famagusta General Hospital in recent days was discharged on Tuesday.

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