With the focus on state hospitals and the concern about the course of the coronavirus pandemic in Cyprus being pervasive in government and epidemiological team, the machines, unexpectedly, are moving forward for another restart on March 16, of the restaurants.
In the morning, the Minister of Health met extraordinarily with the epidemiological team and then with the technocrats of the involved ministries.
The presentation plan is ready and will be presented to President Anastasiadis tomorrow.
Final decisions are expected Wednesday at a new cabinet meeting.
“With targeted programs of increased tests, the effort to ensure the proper restart of society and the economy continues. “Combined with the vaccination coverage of the population, the monitoring of the implementation of the measures and the constant vigilance by the whole society, the policy of tests contributes to the safe and effective exit of the country from the health crisis and the return to normalcy”, says the Ministry of Health .
HOW THE FOCUS WILL BE OPENED
“The restaurant will be reopened with very strict health protocols. The information states that the maximum number of people who can serve indoors will be 75 people and outdoors 125.
The bars should definitely offer some kind of food, while the use of a mask will be mandatory for both employees and guests, but not at meal time.
In this phase, the music and dance centers will not reopen, while in the rest, the track and dancing will not be allowed.
As in all the companies that reopened, the weekly laboratory tests will become mandatory in the restaurants as well. ”
“UNOLOCK” FOR FOCUS
Indoors: Up to 75 people
Outdoors: Up to 125 people
Bar: Prerequisite for serving food (platters)
Mandatory use of mask by employees and guests (not at meal time)
Music and dance centers do not reopen
Taverns, bars, etc.: The track and dancing are not allowed
Rapid test every week on employees
There is a lot of talk about extending the curfew. The owners of the recreation centers ask to be open at least until midnight, however the epidemiological team appears vertically negative and “negotiations” take place so that the traffic ban is valid either from 10 or from 11 at night. However, an additional message is expected to be given to 8998. The “no” is clear in the additional relaxation of the gatherings in houses and it will remain up to 4 people.
MOVEMENTS, MESSAGES, ASSEMBLIES
Traffic ban: Owners of leisure centers – To operate until 00:00
Epidemiological team: 22:00 or 23:00 – 05:00
8998: One more message
Gatherings: No extra relaxation
INCREASE REACHED 45%
“The state health services organization is on alert since within a week the hospitalizations showed a 45% increase. As of this morning, the number of patients in Cyprus has reached 139, with the discharges given being minimal. The reference hospital started to fill again, while at noon, according to information from OMEGA, a meeting was held at the Limassol hospital where the management plan was evaluated, after the hospital started to receive pressure due to the increased incidents “.