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From Friday, Cyprus reintroduces the obligation to wear masks indoors. The reason is the increase in infections with the Corona virus.

The condition returns after a little more than a month. authorities Cyprus June 1 this year because they canceled the obligation to wear masks indoors. Now the government is returning to this list due to the increase in coronavirus infections on Aphrodite Island in recent days.

Health Minister Michalis Hadjpantila informed that the requirement to wear a mask indoors came into effect on Friday.

Corona virus in Cyprus

And Reuters news agency said that health experts in Cyprus recommended this commitment “after a series of infections that spread from people who did not take appropriate precautions.”

Currently, daily COVID-19 statistics for Cyprus are not released. Recently, this data was released last Friday, July 1, and said 10,879 infections in a week. For comparison, 7,263 new cases were reported seven days ago.

“The situation is under control,” Hadjpantila said.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 1,075 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have died in Cyprus.

Travel to Cyprus

According to the Cyprus Statistics Office data, from January to April this year. The number of tourists visiting the island of Aphrodite exceeded half a million – 534,040 people. This is nearly ten times the number of people in the same period last year.

Only in April of this year, 289,335 tourists visited Cyprus, while before the year their number was 38,226 people. At that time, 15,137 Polish tourists visited the island, which is 5.2% of the total number of tourists. Participate in all traffic. Most people came from Great Britain – 116.074 (40.1% share).

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