Face masks are mandatory again in all indoor closed spaces in Cyprus as of Friday.
The Cabinet decided on Wednesday to make from Friday 8 July, following a hike in COVID cases and hospitalisations.
Health Minister Michalis Hadjipantela announced the Cabinet's decision on Wednesday noting that there had been a rise in all epidemiological indices and hospitalisations which prompted the decision on the mandatory use of face masks for all persons 12 years of age and over.
He said he is optimistic that citizens will follow the measure and said that by doing so they protect themselves and their loved ones.
The Minister also announced that next week he will meet with the scientific advisory committee and in case the members suggest more measures, their suggestions will be taken into consideration.