Cypriot President Tests Positive for COVID-19, Said Doing Well

NICOSIA – Cyprus’ President Nicos Anastasiades, 75, has tested positive for COVID-19, authorities said,  but had only mild symptons and his health was said to be well, according to government spokesman Marios Pelekanos.

Cyprus, after easing health restrictions in a bid to lure tourists to push an economic recovery – figures are at 75 percent of the record 2019 year before COVID hit early in 2020 – reimposed mask wearing indoors.

That came a month after ending the requirement but with more infections showing it led to a reversal of that policy but Anastasiades has

cleared his schedule, including commemorations of the 48th anniversary of Turkey’s invasion of Cyprus.


(Material from the Associated Press was used in this report)


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