The decision to temporarily close four crossing points “is exclusively linked to the preventative measures being taken to address the coronavirus,” Government Spokesman Kyriakos Koushos has pointed out, noting that “there is no truth in any other connection or reference to the closing of the crossing points, apart from the preventative measures for the coronavirus.”
In a written statement, Koushos notes that “the specific measure had been discussed at the Council of Ministers yesterday, 27 February, and its implementation was decided today during an emergency meeting of the Council of Ministers, along with other measures, like those announced by Minister of Health Mr Constantinos Ioannou.”
“The decision to close the crossing points will be assessed daily and decisions will be taken accordingly,” he adds.
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[…] Koushos had been asked after a meeting of the National Council, the country’s top advisory body comprised of parliamentary party leaders, at the Presidential Palace, on Thursday to comment on an announcement by UNFICYP about the temporary suspension of the operation of four crossing points between the government-controlled areas and the Turkish occupied areas of Cyprus. […]