5,000 tests for COVID-19 announced in Limassol


Limassol Mayor Nicos Nicolaides announced today that 5,000 tests would take place in the city after a meeting at the municipality with the participation of the Director of Health and Medical Services Elisavet Constantinou and the Ministry of Health’s epidemiological monitoring unit.
In his statements Nicolaides said that 2,000 tests would be aimed at the general public and would be conducted by special mobile units which will be stationed at Grigoris Afxentiou square as of 14,00 hours local time today.

“We urge the public, the people to come and everyone who feels they have a reason to take the test, they should do it,” he added.

In addition, he continued, 3,000 random tests will be done on employees in premises where many people gather, such as supermarkets and restaurants.
He also asked companies to give instructions to employees travelling to take part in the testing programme.

“We believe that once this procedure is complete, in the next 4 to 5 days, we will have a good sample and the first conclusions will be able to be drawn,” Nicolaides said, who had asked the government for a complete and targeted epidemiological survey “in order to have full and objective data and to be able to deal with the situation.”

It was also decided that checks on the implementation of measures against COVID-19 would be intensified on a 24- hour basis, he said, pointing out that the situation does not concern just Limassol but Cyprus as a whole.