Minister of Health to issue new decree under the Quarantine Law Act
A new decree under the Quarantine Law Act will be issued today by Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou.
In a statement to the press regarding the new measures to be issued, in order to tackle coronavirus, Mr. Ioannou noted the following:
«In accordance with the powers vested in me by the Quarantine Law Act, on the basis of the Decision of the Council of Ministers dated 10 March 2020, a decree will be issued today, which defines the following:
The right of entry into the Republic without the presentation of a medical examination certificate for coronavirus applies to:
Those who have travelled for medical reasons, instead of presenting the medical certificate, should hold a certificate from the local Diplomatic Missions of the Republic of Cyprus.
Those who are students and belong to the vulnerable groups should hold a special certificate which will be issued only after an evaluation of the prerequired medical certificates by a three-member Medical Council. Applications will be submitted to the e-mail address of the Pancyprian Medical Association at email@example.com.
If necessary, the Republic of Cyprus will charter special flights from Athens and London in order to facilitate the return of passengers, who fall under the above categories, to the Republic of Cyprus.
All those in the above categories entering the territory of the Republic of Cyprus will remain in quarantine for 14 days after their arrival, in areas designated by the State, except for persons who were abroad for medical reasons and fall under category 1 mentioned above. These persons will remain in self-isolation in order to continue, unhindered, their medical treatment.
It is understood that upon entering the territory of the Republic of Cyprus, they will undergo a mandatory examination for the COVID-19 disease, after which the provisions of the relevant medical protocol will be followed.
Furthermore, as from 31st March 2020 at 6 a.m.:
The following retailers will remain closed every Sunday:
It is understood that kiosks are excluded from the ban, provided that they do not market retail products.
As from tomorrow Tuesday at 6 a.m. the operation of the following services is also suspended:
Businesses must provide all necessary signs to ensure that there is a two metres distance between citizens both inside and outside the business (i.e. within the shops/businesses and in the queues outside the shops/businesses).
In addition, when approaching a public-accessible area, citizens should ensure that they keep a distance of 2 metres from other fellow citizens.
In addition to the decree and what I have just said, the following measures have been decided by the interministerial committee:
( MP/ DC)
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