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Cyprus to cover holiday cost of COVID-19 positive tourists

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Cyprus has promised to cover the holiday cost of tourists who have tested positive for coronavirus in the country.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the government of Cyprus said that they will cover all medical costs and food of all patients and their families

That being said the government also made it clear that the infected tourists will only be responsible with their ticket cost out of the country.

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The news has been viewed as a strategy by the government to bring back the trust required among tourists in a bid to bring back one of their source of revenue.

Currently the country has only recorded 17 deaths out of 996 infections reported since they confirmed their first case.

In addition to the pledge, the country has also set aside about beds to carter the tourists only especially those who have tested positive.

Savvas Perdios the Minister in-charge of tourism admitted the sector has been hard by the pandemic as they plan on what to do for the rest of the season.

On 9th June the Cyprus is planning to reopen its airspace to countries that are less affected by the pandemic including the likes of Malta, Germany, Israel and Greece.

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