Government orders masks and Covid passes for children to “save Christmas” — RT World News

The Cyprus authorities announced strict new Covid-19 restrictions, including mandatory screening and masks for children as young as 6 years old.

In response to the increase in cases on the Mediterranean islands, health officials have formulated their pandemic agreement and even announced that citizens’ vaccination certificates (called SafePass) will expire next month if they are still seven months away from being vaccinated.

This will require many people, including children, to receive booster injections in order to use SafePass to enter indoor areas such as restaurants and shops. People who have not been vaccinated as young as 12 years old need to be vaccinated to enter shopping centers, restaurants, theaters, and other indoor and outdoor areas. Approximately 20% of Cyprus is still not vaccinated.

Starting from November 29th, children between the ages of 6 and 11 will need to be screened for coronavirus every week. Masks will also be mandatory. Self-test kits will be provided to individuals in December, but citizens who have not been vaccinated will have to bear their own costs.

Health Minister Michalis Hadjipantelas said in a statement that the new order is in place “Save Christmas.”

“Only through cooperation and personal responsibility can we overcome the threat of this virus and save Christmas without taking additional measures,” He said.

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