The COVID-19 pandemic continues in the world, in the surrounding regions and in our country. It is expected that with the development of variant viruses, the infectiousness of the virus will increase and, accordingly, the number of patients and the use of hospital capacity will continue to increase.
According to the Prime Minister's statement today, the government plans to allow people who have received 2 doses of the vaccine to enter our country without quarantine from April 1, 2021.
The Board of Directors of the Turkish Cypriot Medical Association (KTTB) on 17.2.2021 conducted an assessment in accordance with the views and recommendations of the KTTB COVID-19 Scientific Committee and stated: There is scientific evidence that people who have received 2 doses of the vaccine can transmit the virus to others, even if they themselves are protecting themselves from the disease. It is not yet known to what extent an immune response of the population can be expected after vaccination, which is widely used in our country, and how effective it will be in slowing down the social spread of COVID-19.
It was decided that it is now advisable to open our country to the entry of people who have been vaccinated with two doses without quarantine. We would like to point out that with the increasing amount of scientific evidence on this issue, it may be appropriate to overestimate the issue, but for now at this stage, it may be possible to request a PCR test or other test. Given the socio-economic and psychological problems that are increasing in all strata of society with the continuation of the quarantine in which we find ourselves, we consider it appropriate to make such decisions based on very careful and scientific evidence.
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