Nicosia residents up in arms over ‘virus camp’
Local residents in rural Nicosia are reacting to government plans aimed at establishing a quarantine facility in their area to treat potential confirmed coronavirus cases in Cyprus.
According to Cyprus Times, a community representative of Kannavia village, located on the northern slopes of the Troodos mountain range, said he was displeased with an announcement that an area near his village had been selected by the health ministry to house potential confirmed coronavirus cases in the future.
The local leader, Xenakis Xenofondos, said he and fellow residents heard about the government plans through public media over the weekend, adding they had not received any information from state authorities.
"We are not an unwelcoming people but there should have been a discussion. We do not accept this," Xenofondos said.
Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou recently told a...