One of the most critical weeks of the second wave begins for Cyprus. Having in the quiver the mass tests in population with rapid and in workers via pcr the country is trying to tame the second wave which seems to be stronger than the first.
The epidemiological picture of the country may show stabilization, but it does not cease to cause concern after it stabilized in a three-digit number. What we should not overlook is the increased tests that are performed daily.
Indicatively, from the day the rapid tests were applied (November 16), a total of almost 23 thousand tests have been carried out (including the pcr tests) until today, November 60.
The possibility of relaxation - extension of measures
The discussion of measures in anticipation of Christmas concerns not only Cyprus but all European countries. An exception is Britain, which has decided to relax the measures ahead of Christmas. The United States, for example, is urging people to avoid mass transportation for Thanksgiving.
Cyprus is already under a regime of measures throughout Cyprus while a local Lockdown has been imposed in two cities.
The possibility of having a Christmas with measures is more than visible, while as SigmaLive is informed, the possibility of relaxing measures for example in Limassol is not in the immediate plan. SigmaLive itself states that any measures announced in the run-up to Christmas will concern the whole of Cyprus. It is therefore possible to see a restriction on gatherings in homes.