Cyprus Medical Association criticizes authorities on handling of suspected coronavirus cases

Critics, including medical professionals, are raising questions over the handling of the coronavirus risk at ports of entry in the Republic of Cyprus.

The second and latest suspected case of coronavirus, known officially as Covid-19, raised multiple concerns in the medical community for the way authorities handled the specific case and overall situation.

On Monday, a woman from China who traveled back to Cyprus, and was suspected of being a carrier of the coronavirus, tested negative for the bug hours later.

But on Wednesday, professionals from the island's medical community, were pointing out a number of weak points in the line of defence against the Wuhan bug.

Petros Agathangelou, the president of Cyprus Medical Association, has called for strengthening current protocols, telling Kathimerini that passengers on the plane sitting near the suspected...

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