Tests for COVID-19 continue among employees working in retail, as measures relax gradually in Cyprus, Press Officer of the Ministry of Health, Margarita Kyriakou, told CNA. On Wednesday, authorities will start taking samples from people working on construction sites, she added.
Kyriakou said that tests started on Monday and will be concluded by May 25. A total of 14,000 employees working in retail and 6,000 people working in construction sites will be tested as part of the program.
Kyriakou said that one employee will be tested in businesses employing up to 3 people, three employees in businesses employing up to 10 people, six employees in businesses employing between 10 and 30 and 10 employees in businesses employing more than 30 people.
As for people working in construction sites, Kyriakou said that samples will start being taken on May 6. Half of the 6,000 tests will be done using mobile units on site, and the rest will be conducted after an appointment.
Laboratories conducting the tests will be informed by Wednesday about the list of construction sites as well as about the number of employees to be tested, in cooperation with the Ministry of Labour, Kyriakou said.