Results negative for suspected Coronavirus case in Cyprus
The results of tests carried out on samples from a suspected Coronavirus case in Cyprus have come back negative, according to an update received by the Ministry of Health from the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics.
In a press release, the Ministry of Health says the Chinese woman’s health is improving.
Chinese Woman tested for coronavirus after China visit
A Chinese woman who resides permanently in Cyprus is being tested for Coronavirus by the Cypriot authorities.
The woman visited China in the past couple of weeks. She was on board a plane that arrived at Larnaka airport from Moscow. While onboard she presented a high temperature as well as other symptoms similar to those of the Coronavirus.
“The woman visited China in the past couple of weeks. She was onboard a plane that arrived at Larnaka airport from Moscow.”
Once the plane landed in Larnaka airport the passenger underwent all necessary tests based on the protocol by the Health Ministry. She will remain at a special unit at Nicosia General Hospital until the results of the tests come back.
A total of 85 passengers and a crew of six who were onboard the plain filled out a special form.
Everyone who was sitting in rows close to the passenger and the crew, as well as other passengers who visited China recently, will be tested.
Previous updates from the Health Ministry
Earlier this month when speaking on the possible spread of coronavirus to Cyprus, Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou, epidemiologists, and experts from the Infectious Disease Control Unit assured on Thursday the members of the House Committee on Health Affairs and the President of the House of Representatives, Demetris Syllouris, that the Ministry of Health fully complies with the guidelines of the World Health Organisation and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and is ready to address any potential case.
“We are all on alert, but in no way should we allow panic to prevail,” the Minister said, adding that the possibility of coronavirus spreading to Cyprus cannot be ruled out.
Ioannou also said that people are checked at crossing points, ports and airports through a questionnaire provided to all who enter the areas controlled by the Republic of Cyprus.