The government of the Republic of Cyprus confirmed the first two positive cases of the coronavirus on the island on Monday.
The first case is a 25-year old Greek Cypriot who had traveled recently to Milan, Italy. He is now in self-isolation.
The second victim is a 64-year old Greek Cypriot who arrived in Cyprus on March 5 from Great Britain. According to the official announcement, the man is a health professional.
Δυστυχώς έχουμε ήδη τα δύο πρώτα επιβεβαιωμένα κρούσματα κορωνοϊού στην Κύπρο.
Δεν χρειάζεται πανικός αλλά εγρήγορση και τήρηση μέτρων αυτοπροστασίας.#Cyprus #COVID2019 #coronavirus #MoH https://t.co/vkE61fA4Ss
— Constantinos Ioannou (@K_Ioannou) March 9, 2020
Last Thursday, Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades announced that, if needed, he will offer the Presidential holiday home on Mount Troodos to be used as an isolation residence for all those confirmed of having contacted individuals carrying the COVID19 coronavirus.