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03-02-2020 21:49

Joint Statement by the bicommunal Technical Committee on Health

Today, 3 February 2020, the bicommunal Technical Committee on Health met to discuss the precautions that have been taken in response to the developing novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) epidemic. The Committee took note that all necessary precautions have been taken by both sides in accordance with the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO), including screening. The members of the Committee agreed to remain in close contact, exchanging information between the two communities and providing assistance, as deemed necessary. The Technical Committee on Health has successfully collaborated on similar health emergencies in the past. Following their meeting, the members of the Committee briefed the Turkish Cypriot leader, Mr. Mustafa Akıncı, and the Greek Cypriot leader, Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, who expressed satisfaction with what they had heard.