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Opening to Tourists, Cyprus Hit With COVID-19 Indian Variant

NICOSIA – Just as it's welcoming tourists who are vaccinated or free of COVID-19, Cyprus has been struck with is first recorded cases of the dreaded Indian variant but the carriers were swiftly isolated and quarantined after arriving.

Authorities said the variant was found in four people who tested positive for COVID-19, while the South African variant was found in two individuals among people arriving from India, Pakistan, the Philippines and Nepal, said Reuters.

Those are countries from which people need special permission to travel to Cyprus, with testing before or upon arrival and a compulsory two-week quarantine, which would see their vacations restrained.

The infected were not in contact with other people, the Health Ministry said without explaining how that was possible on a plane and waiting lines at airports in a public gathering area.

The ministry said it was reporting on the results of specialized tests on cases “mostly,” but not all, recorded in April.

Cyprus has recorded 348 deaths from COVID-19, and 71,398 infections. COVID-19 cases spiked in March and April, triggering a third lockdown, the news agency noted, adding that the numbers have come down because of a vaccinations scheme.

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