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MoH: Possible coronavirus incident in Cyprus

February 1, 2020 at 8:18am

The Ministry of Health has announced that they are looking into a possible coronavirus incident at Nicosia Hospital.

A 22-year-old Chinese citizen living in Cyprus appears to have presented symptoms similar to those of Coronavirus following a recent trip to China.

The patient was transferred to Nicosia General Hospital to conduct the necessary checks, where doctors eliminated the possibility of Type A flu.

The man will be kept in hospital for observation in a specially modified room while further tests are being conducted.

The Ministry emphasised that this is a suspected incident and not a confirmed one, and will keep the public informed on further developments.

Meanwhile, the European Union has amended instructions to member-states, calling them to examine passengers arriving from any China location and not only Wuhan district as was the case before.

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