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State of emergency declared in Cyprus till the 30th of April 2020.
Date of original publication: 15/03/2020.
The President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades has declared Cyprus to be in a state of emergency as a response to the increasing incidents of coronavirus. The announcement came today Sunday 15/03/2020 in a special press conference.
As a result there is a general lockdown at all points of entry to the island i.e. the airport of Larnaka and Paphos.
According to the new measures only persons with medical clearance will be allowed into the country who will also be put in compulsory quarantine for two weeks to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Also as of tomorrow 16/03/2020, the operations of certain businesses will temporarily close. This includes malls, department stores, cinemas, theatres, libraries, museums, archaeological sites, betting shops, casinos, sports venues and clubs, theme parks, barbershops and hairdresser salons, beauty parlours, cafes, bars, and all food and beverage businesses excluding those that only do delivery and take away.
Supermarkets, pharmacies, private health services, bakeries, kiosks, and petrol stations will remain open under certain conditions.
Hotels must suspend their operations until April 30. They will be given six days to be able to serve their existing guests.
As regards the operation of the civil service all government departs will operate with minimum staff.
It is also expectd that the operation of the courts will be suspended tomorrow till the 30th of April.
In the light of the above our law firm will not hold any meetings in person with our clients but only via skype or phone.
Our law firm will be operating during normal business hours unless changes need to be made during the state of emergency.
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