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Covid-19 gone from Cyprus in late May

SingaporeA Singapore University of Technology and Design study predicted that the Covid-19 virus will be eradicated in Cyprus in the second half of May.

In a study published on 28 April, the University predicted the lifecycle of the Coronavirus pandemic in many countries, including Cyprus.

According to the findings, the pandemic peaked in Cyprus on 5 April, while the virus is reported to have left the community by a rate of 97% on 29 April.

The University predicts that by 8 May that percentage will reach 99% in Cyprus and will reach 100% on 24 May.

The study reports that the pandemic will disappear from the planet by 9 December 2020.

The study’s predictions methodology is based on the life cycle of past pandemics and the factors that affect it as well as geographical particularities for each country.

“Such a life cycle is the result of the adaptive and countering behaviours of agents including individuals (avoiding physical contact) and governments (locking down cities) as well as the natural limitations of the ecosystem,” the author writes.

The study notes that the pandemic life cycles vary by countries, and different countries might be in different phases of the life cycles at a specific point in time.

The theoretical ends for France, the United States and Italy all fall in August. For Greece the study predicts the virus will leave the community by 99% on 24 May and by 100% on 12 July 2020.

Cyprus one of the safest countries in the world

Meanwhile, French travel insurance company Insurly identified earlier this year the top 10 safest countries in the world for 2020, placing Cyprus in 5th place.

The study, which was released just before the Coronavirus pandemic, collected data on natural disasters, transport, the quality of healthcare systems and levels of violent crime and terrorist threat.

Switzerland was crowned the safest country on the planet, while Singapore came 2nd with Norway trailing in 3rd.

Luxembourg and Cyprus followed in 4th and 5th place respectively.

The USA ranked much further down the list, only coming in at 44th place while Turkey came in 69th.