People should continue to take individual precautions against covid-19, according to the Ministry of Health in Nicosia, noting that new strains of the virus, such as BA.4 and BA.5, are causing outbreaks of infection in a number of European countries.
It issued a reminder in light of the Holy Spirit holiday and the start of the tourist season, urging everyone to keep their distance and wear masks when necessary in crowded indoor and outdoor spaces. This guidance was primarily intended towards vulnerable groups of the community, as well as those in touch with high infection risk persons.
The reported Covid variations have been confirmed on the island, but this does not appear to have had any effect on the positive rate, which has stayed steady at 2.74-3.5 percent over the past two weeks, according to the most recent data.
The Ministry of Health emphasizes that, while the epidemiological situation has partly stabilized, it is still in peril, and people should be cautious.
Workers in public and private hospitals, as well as all other types of health care facilities and retirement homes, as well as visitors aged 12 and up, are required to wear masks at all times. This involves preventing the spread of contagious diseases.
Masks are also needed to be worn inside public transportation.
Everyone who enters retirement homes, hospitals, doctor’s offices, rehabilitation centers, or any other medically related indoor location must have a safe pass.