Following the recent decision of the Council of Ministers on March 3, 2022, to release the positive cases of Covid-19 disease on the 7th day, the Ministry of Health informs that from Tuesday, March 8, 2022, virus-positive individuals can be released during Day 7, meaning that they have obtained a negative Rapid test for rapid antigen detection from predetermined points indicated by the Ministry of Health and do not show active symptoms.
The procedure to be followed is as follows:
- Virus-positive individuals will be notified on the 6th day of self-limitation via text message of the predetermined point and time they should arrive for the Rapid test during 7th day. It is reminded that the date of laboratory diagnosis of the case is considered as day zero (the measurement starts from the next day).
- Due to the retroactive effect of the decision, the first update that will take place on Monday, March 7, 2022, will concern virus positive people who on March 8, 2022, will have completed not only the 7th but also the 8th or 9th day from their initial diagnosis.
- Only laboratory tests performed at predetermined points of the Ministry of Health will be recognized as valid for release purposes before day 10 . (Those who do not follow the above procedure will be automatically released based on the procedure valid on the 10th day.)
- If the result is negative on the 7th day, the positive event should be continue self-restraint until receiving the release message from the Ministry of Health where he will be released the next day (8th day of restriction) and will be able to issue the disease certificate through the portal https : // www . eudcc . gov . cy / .
- It is emphasized that during the release examination the same identification information that was declared when registering on the platform as positive events should be stated (identification document, date of birth and telephone number ) to avoid technical problems and delays in release.
- If the result is positive, the person has the opportunity to repeat the examination procedure on the 8th or even 9th day, rushing to the same point indicated by the Ministry of Health on the 6th day, or to be limited to the 10th day where he will be released without additional examination.
It is emphasized that at the place of examination will social distancing and protection measures must be observed (double surgical mask, or protective mask type KN95 or FFP2).