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01-02-2020 17:38

Telephone conversation of the Minister of Health, Mr Constantinos Ioannou, with his Croatian counterpart

The Minister of Health, Mr Constantinos Ioannou, and his Croatian counterpart, Mr Vili Beros, had this afternoon a telephone conversation to discuss and coordinate their actions on the issue of coronavirus. Minister Beros, whose country assumed the Presidency of the European Council on 1 January 2020, holds a series of contacts with his EU counterparts.

Mr Ioannou informed Mr Beros on the action plan and the protocols Cyprus has designed to address the spread of coronavirus, on the basis of the directives issued by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the World Health Organization. Minister Ioannou also briefed his Croatian counterpart on the way Cyprus’ Authorities put into effect yesterday the action plan to handle a suspected case detected in Cyprus. Mr Beros reassured that the actions implemented by Cyprus’ Authorities are the appropriate based on the so-far directives issued by the competent international and European Organizations.

Cyprus Health Minister also conveyed his readiness to participate in a meeting with the EU Ministers of Health, if and when deemed necessary by the Croatian Presidency or any EU institution.

Finally, the two Ministers agreed to intensify the cooperation in bilateral level as well as with all their EU counterparts, through a platform of communication, mainly aimed at better coordination and exchange of best practices applied by the member states in order to handle the epidemic in European level.