"Green" by the Minister for the 3rd installment - All decisions
Extension of existing measures - What was decided for the academic institutions
Minister of Health - Statements Presidential Palace, Nicosia, Cyprus Statements of the Minister of Health Mr. Michalis Hadjipantelas // Health Minister - Statements to the press Ministry of Health, Lefkosia, Cyprus Statements to the press by the Minister of Health Mr Michalis Hadjipantelas
Statement of the Minister of Health Mr. Michalis Hadjipandelas on the decisions of the Council of Ministers:
After two months in the red, the numbers show that we are on the right track to stop the gallop of the deadly virus and its mutations. The situation in our public hospitals is very good and the number of hospitalizations is constantly decreasing.
The majority of our fellow citizens participated in the effort to overcome obstacles, which a few weeks ago seemed impossible. Important steps have been taken to stop the Delta mutation and at the same time to curb the reluctance of some of our fellow human beings to be vaccinated.
We have faithfully followed the guidelines of those in charge and the results of research by the scientific community around the world.
Thanks to everyone's effort, our Health System was kept upright. We did not refuse any of our fellow citizens medical assistance and we offered medical care to the highest degree. This is evidenced by the very low mortality rates. Our Cyprus is located at 2η lowest position among the Member States of the European Union (after Finland).
And that, we must continue to do. And we will! The guarantee of the Health System and the uninterrupted provision of quality care to all our fellow citizens are not under negotiation!
Scientists record that excessive relaxation of personal protection and public health measures are dramatically increasing the numbers. Any signs of complacency will be disastrous!
It is therefore imperative that we complete the wall of immunity. In this context are the new decisions of the Council of Ministers.
The Council of Ministers studied all the data, processed the recommendations of the experts and decided, among other things, the following:
Initiation of administration 3th vaccine dose in people over 65 years of age, in nursing home residents, in immunocompromised individuals regardless of age, as well as in health professionals, provided that a period of 6 months has elapsed since the completion of their vaccination regimen. All information about the procedure and the start date of the vaccinations will be announced in the coming days.
Reopening of academic institutions with physical presence in full 2/3 of the capacity of the classrooms, with the necessary SafePass demonstration by students, academics and other staff.
Extension of the remaining existing measures until 22 September.
I would like to note that all the measures implemented are under constant evaluation and are based on the epidemiological data of the period.
All the details and information of the decisions of the Council of Ministers will be included in the announcement of the Ministry that will be issued later and will be regulated by a Decree.