Cyprus’s health minister says there are concerns over coronavirus infected migrants
and they could be seeping through the ethnically divided island nation’s porous ceasefire line,
The Associated Press news agency reported.
Cyprus’s Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou on Sunday pointed to “a problem” after a number of migrants who
recently crossed from the breakaway north to seek asylum in the internationally recognized south have tested positive for the coronavirus.
Ioannou said the government had ordered two months ago that all migrants undergo testing for the virus before they enter reception centers for processing.
At least eight Syrian migrants who crossed southward in the last week tested positive for the virus.