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Council of Ministers to decide new package of coronavirus measures

04/11/2020 13:09

The Council of Ministers convenes on Wednesday at 1830 local time to discuss a new package of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus in Cyprus, and announcements are expected immediately after the meeting.

According to sources, President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades himself will be announcing the measures, with Minister of Health Constantinos Ioannou giving further details.
The most probable scenario is for the measures already in place for Limassol and Paphos to be made island-wide, with additional measures for the two aforementioned districts, which are bearing the brunt of the spike.
The measures already in force in Limassol and Paphos, and expected to be imposed island-wide, are the closing of restaurants and bars at 2230 with delivery services available after that time, a curfew from 2300 till 0500 the next morning excluding emergencies, the suspension of all afternoon sports and social activities for children under the age of 18, and the suspension of all sports championships for the under 18 age group.
Island-wide measures currently in effect are wearing a mask at all times in indoor and outdoor public places, private gatherings for up to 10 persons, seating limitations for restaurants, religious congregations according to protocols, sports events without spectators, cinema and theatre hall restrictions to half their seating capacity, restrictions for weddings and baptisms, and special hours reserved for the elderly and the disabled at shops.