Just as the novel coronavirus pandemic was about to die down in Cyprus, 2 new cases were detected on the island nation. The cases were detected on the very day the last remaining COVID-19 patient was discharged.
According to the health ministry, the new development leads to the total number of confirmed cases now standing at 988.
Both the cases in question were among incoming passengers and repatriated Cypriot nationals. The ministry said that their contacts are currently in the process of being traced.
Apart from these two, there are no other coronavirus patients in treatment in any state hospitals.
The last patient to be discharged before the 2 new infections was an 80-year-old gentleman.
The health department has currently kept at least 40 beds on standby in the event a second wave of the disease strikes.
Furthermore, all health, hygiene and social distancing measures are being maintained to ensure that the spread of COVID-19, if any, remains as minimal as possible.