Cyprus: Anastasiades to present phase one for restarting economy on 28 April

Cyprus: Anastasiades to present phase one for restarting economy on 28 April

The President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, will be presenting a comprehensive proposal for the first phase of the restart of the economy and the relaxation of the measures on the restriction of movement on 28 April, according to Deputy Government Spokesman Panayiotis Sentonas.

Speaking from the Presidential Palace after Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades wrapped up a meeting with the coronavirus scientific advisory board, Panayiotis Sentonas stated that “the President of the Republic was briefed today by the Minister of Health and the members of the scientific advisory board on the situation around the response to the coronavirus pandemic in our country.

The members of the scientific board expressed their satisfaction with the results from the measures adopted thus far, pointing to the steady decline of the number of outbreaks. During the meeting, the members of the scientific team contemplated on the areas of the economy that could be reactivated during phase one, as well as to the process of easing the restriction of movement measures, provided as always that epidemiological data and indexes allow it. They reiterated that there should be no complacency in any way so that we do not lose what our people have managed to achieve over the last period through numerous sacrifices and a lot of patience.

A comprehensive proposal will be prepared for the first phase of the reboot of the economy and the relaxation of the curfew measures, which will be presented by the scientific advisory board to the President of the Republic and the competent inter-ministerial committee at a meeting on Tuesday, 28 April 2020. The Council of Ministers will convene on Wednesday, 29 April to adopt the relevant decisions.

It is noted that no decision has been taken at all on the date that phase one of the relaxation of the measures on the restriction of movement will kick off, while no decision has been taken either on the areas of economic activity that will reopen during the first phase.

The President of the Republic and the Government once again want to thank our fellow citizens for the responsibility, self-discipline and social sensitivity that they have demonstrated throughout this period, virtues which have led to the positive results recorded in our effort to curb the coronavirus spread”. /ibna