NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Cyprus ordered the reintroduction of face masks to combat COVID-19 on Wednesday, just over a month af
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Cyprus ordered the reintroduction of face masks to combat COVID-19 on Wednesday, just over a month after scrapping the requirement, as infections spiked again.
The requirement to wear a face mask in indoor areas comes into effect on Friday, Health Minister Michalis Hadjipantela said.
Health experts recommended the step after a spate of infections from people who were not taking the proper precautions, the Cypriot official said after a cabinet meeting.
Cyprus had lifted the mask wearing requirement in most areas on June 1.
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Cyprus no longer reports daily infections. It had reported 10,879 new cases of COVID-19 for the week ending July 1, compared with 7,263 in the previous week.
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“The situation is under control,” Hadjipantela said.
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Since the coronavirus was first identified on the island in March 2020, it has recorded 1,075 deaths.
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