Health Minister Ali Pilli has announced that, as of Monday, a new pilot scheme has begun regarding those who will be quarantining at home in line with the fight against Covid-19. As of today, home quarantine measures are being implemented and those who are quarantining at home will be wearing an electronic wristband that will alert authorities if they leave their home during the quarantine period.
This morning, Health Minister Ali Pilli said that Covid-19 is continuing to make itself felt across the world and that they expected the number of cases to increase in the coming winter months.
He said therefore the measures in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus will be increased in order to protect the people and reminded that the Health Ministry and its personnel were working to protect the people.
“We are planning to move from the central quarantine centres to home quarantine. We believe that the home quarantine measures will be successful,” said Pilli.
Noting that over the weekend, 35 people who have been in contact with a person who has contracted the virus, have been placed under house quarantine and are wearing electronic wrist monitors, Minister Pilli said that 230 passengers that will be arriving in the TRNC today will also be given wrist monitors and placed under house quarantine.
He said that if the trial is successful then protocols will be signed with a company to purchase more electronic wristband and added that it is widely expected that the system will come into full effect within a short period of time.