ECDC moves Cyprus to orange from red Covid-19 categorization zone


Cyprus has moved from ‘orange’ to ‘red’ level in the European Center for Disease Control (ECDC) categorization system following an improvement in the epidemiological situation of Covid-19.

The number of new infections recorded in recent days is on the decline and this is what allowed the Mediterranean island to emerge from the red zone, Eleni Kalakouta, senior official in the Ministry of Health, told state radio on Friday. Health.

Orange zone countries or regions are those where the total number of new cases in the last 14 days is between or less than 50 cases per 100,000 population.

And the percentage of positive tests exceeds 4% or when the total number of new cases is between 50 and 75 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and the percentage of positive tests exceeds 1%.

Or when the total number of new cases is between 75 and 200 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and the percentage of positive tests is less than 4%.

Passengers from orange countries must show a negative result in a PCR test carried out no later than 72 hours before departure.

Cypriot citizens, permanent residents and members of their immediate family who have received at least the first dose of the two-dose vaccines, or who have a medical reason not to be vaccinated, may instead have a PCR test on the spot. ‘entry at their own expense and self-isolate pending results.


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