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10-03-2020 20:18

Decisions taken by the Ministerial Council with regard to coronavirus

The Ministerial Council during its meeting today decided that the following measures be taken against the outbreak of coronavirus:

-Extension of the period of closure of the four checkpoints (Ledra Street, Astromeritis, Lefka, Derynia).
-All the schools in Lefkosia, both public and private, primary and secondary education, will close for three days (a list is going to be issued by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth).
-All the events and other mass gatherings of more than 75 people in a confined space are banned until the 31st of March 2020.
-Mass events, gatherings, concerts and parades in public places are cancelled.
-Football matches and other games will be played without the presence of spectators.
-The Ministerial Council authorizes the Minister of Health to issue decrees as provided by the Epidemic Control Law.
-The Minisrerial Council authorizes the Minister of Finace to issue a circular with regard to the operation of the Public Service.
-The Ministerial Council has decided that the guidelines for travellers shall be edited with period of validity starting from today, 10 March 2020. The related announcement can be found here: