The free screening program for coronavirus with rapid antigen tests of the workers continues today, Saturday, while at the same time the control program of the general population is carried out.
Twelve sampling points will operate today in the city and province of Larnaca and seven in the province of Famagusta.
Specifically in Larnaca from 08.30 in the morning until 18.00 in the evening there will be places at the Cultural Center “Agios Georgios Kontos”, at the Municipal Theater of Larnaca, at the church of Apostolos Varnava (Krasia area), at the Cultural Center “Agios Savvas” in Livadia, in the Church of Timios Prodromos (new church) in Dromolaxia and in the House of the Association “Omonia Aradippou” in Aradippou.
From 08.30 in the morning until 13.00 at noon sampling points will operate in the House of the old Grocery in Xylotympos, in the Community Council of Skarino, in the old Community Council of Oroklini (1 Harmonias Street).
From 13.30 at noon until 18.00 in the afternoon, sampling points will operate at the Community Council of Ormidia, at the Municipal Palace of Athienou (covered parking lot) and at the Community Clinic of Kornos.
In the province of Famagusta sampling points will operate from 08.30 in the morning until 18.00 in the afternoon, at the Cultural Center of the Metropolitan Church of Paralimni, from 08.30 in the morning until 13.00 at noon at the Association “Onisillos” in Sotira, in the Club of Avlikomenos Frenaros Community Council.
From 13.30 in the afternoon until 18.00 in the afternoon, sampling points will operate in the church of Ayia Napa in Ayia Napa, in the Nationalist Associations of Liopetri and in the Adult Center of Deryneia.
9 sampling units in Paphos
The pan-Cypriot program of free control with rapid antigen test of the Ministry of Health continues, in order to ensure that the reopening of companies / sectors will be done safely. On the weekend, February 6-7, 9 sampling units will operate in Paphos District, with extended hours with an increase of three mobile units from the previous days.
The control program of the employees is carried out at the same time as the control program of the general population.
There will be 9 points in the Paphos District, in the Church of the Apostles Paul and Barnabas, in Paphos from 8.30 am. until 6 pm, in the Former House of the Prefect, in Paphos (Griva Digeni Street) 8.30 am-6 pm, in the Courtyard parking lot ERA KORIVOS (2 Dimokratias Avenue, next to the Paphos Stadium) 8.30 p.m. 6-pm, in the Church of Apostolos Andreas, in Polis Chrysochous 8.30 am-1 pm, in the Multipurpose Hall of the Community Council of Emba 2 pm-6pm, in the Community Timios Clinic 8.30 am-1 pm, in the Church of Agia Paraskevi, Geroskipou 1.30 pm-6 pm, in the Community Council Square of Tsada 8.30 am-12.30 pm and at the Community Clinic of Giolos 1 pm-5.30pm.
It is noted that at the same sampling points, employees in companies / public and wider public sector who work are also subject to rapid testing, in order to ensure the mandatory weekly weekly antigen test of staff. For companies / services employing up to 3 people, the audit should be done on all employees, for companies / services employing from 4 to 10 people, the audit should be done on at least 4 employees and for companies / services that employ In addition to 11 people, the check should be done on at least 4 people or 20% of employees, whichever is larger.
Also yesterday, laboratory tests were performed, without detecting a case and specifically from 260 samples, taken in the context of passenger control at Larnaca and Paphos Airports. Specifically, from the province of Paphos, 4 cases emerged with the percentage of positivity reaching 0.16%.
According to the Decree of the Minister of Health, employees in companies / professions that are reactivated on February 8 will have to undergo a rapid antigen test before returning to their workplace.
An announcement from the Ministry of Health states that in order to enable the control of all employees who will return to their workplace, the employees have been grouped alphabetically based on their last name.
On Saturday, February 6, those who have the adjective starting from P to S and from S to V in the Latin alphabet are tested, while on Sunday, February 7, the tests continue for those who have an adjective starting from T to Z and from W to Z in Latin alphabet.
Employees are encouraged to adhere to the above alphabetical grouping, so that the program is organized and to avoid overcrowding and hassle. Those employees with an adjective from A – O (Greek alphabet) and A – R (Latin alphabet) who did not undergo a laboratory test, are invited to do so within the weekend, since a condition for returning to work is the presentation of a negative result rapid test .
In the meantime, tomorrow, Sunday, there will be a vaccination at the Agricultural Health Center of Salami, following the relevant planning of the Ministry of Health for the regional vaccination of the elderly in the area.
Vaccinations at the Paphos General Hospital continue normally for the age group over 83 years.
In addition, on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, rapid tests are performed at the Paphos Hospital for the staff.