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10 April, 2020
 

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Coronavirus cases reach 595, death toll remains stable at 10

Coronavirus cases reach 595, death toll remains stable at 10

31 people were confirmed positive for the virus in the Republic on Friday after an additional 819 samples were processed in labs across Cyprus, raising total coronavirus cases to 595....

Paphos mayor: Government should regulate 'black market pricing' of COVID-19 tests

Paphos mayor: Government should regulate 'black market pricing' of COVID-19 tests

Condemning the fact that some are taking advantage of the health crisis and making extraordinary profits, Paphos Mayor Phedonas Phedonos demanded on Friday that the government moves to set the price of coronavirus lab tests through a decree....

Elderly in retirement homes at risk of contracting virus through nurses

Elderly in retirement homes at risk of contracting virus through nurses

The island’s third-age observatory raised the alarm on Friday over the risks of coronavirus infection faced by the elderly in retirement homes who are treated by nurses who also work at public hospitals, which are predominantly dealing with coronavirus cases, and which have also been central targets of the virus outbreak....

Supreme Court: public sector pay cuts during financial crisis constitutional

Supreme Court: public sector pay cuts during financial crisis constitutional

The Cyprus Supreme Court on Friday overturned earlier rulings by the Administrative Court, finding that cuts made to public sector employees’ salaries and pensions during the economic crisis of 2013 were in accordance with the Constitution....

Health expert estimates Cyprus may be free of virus by early May

Health expert estimates Cyprus may be free of virus by early May

Health expert Leondios Kostrikis estimated on Friday that judging by the progression of the island’s coronavirus curve, we should be free of the virus by early May, though the timeframe depends on the effectiveness of the measures taken, the public’s response, and the elimination of imported cases....

We will defeat our shared pandemic enemy and rise stronger in its wake

We will defeat our shared pandemic enemy and rise stronger in its wake

The story of U.S. leadership in the global battle against Covid-19 is a story of days, months, and decades. Every day, new U.S. technical and material assistance arrives in hospitals and labs around the world. These efforts, in turn, build on a decades-long foundation of American expertise, generosity, and planning that is unmatched in history....

Bill sparks kosher debate in Cyprus

Bill sparks kosher debate in Cyprus

Animal rights advocates are up in arms over a new government bill that would allow slaughterhouses in the Republic of Cyprus to incorporate kosher rituals, a procedure described by animal rights activists as inhumane...

Boris Johnson in good spirits

Boris Johnson in good spirits

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is out of intensive care as he continues to recover from a COVID-19 infection, but he remains under close observation in hospital...

Woman dies of coronavirus, 38 new cases confirmed

Woman dies of coronavirus, 38 new cases confirmed

A 78-year-old woman who had contracted the virus died on Thursday, when 38 more tested positive in the Republic of Cyprus, raising the total confirmed cases to 564....

Over 150 Cypriots living in the UK succumb to virus

Over 150 Cypriots living in the UK succumb to virus

Over 150 members of the Cypriot community in the UK have lost their lives after contracting coronavirus....

Government to spend €850m in direct support until June

Government to spend €850m in direct support until June

The Cypriot government announced the extension of measures to companies and self-employed persons hit by the coronavirus outbreak until June 12, increasing direct support to €849 million or 3.5% of GDP....

Easter church services to take place behind closed doors

Easter church services to take place behind closed doors

Church services to mark the Orthodox Easter will take place behind closed doors, Archbishop Chrysostomos assured President Nicos Anastasiades in a meeting held at the Presidential Palace on Thursday. ...

Cyprus in the mix as world seeks cure

Cyprus in the mix as world seeks cure

An Israeli military aircraft has delivered five tons of chloroquine to Cyprus this week, amid reports of secret wars over limited access to the drug but also uncertainty over its effectiveness in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic...

Coronavirus derails southern Europe's clean-up from the last crisis

Coronavirus derails southern Europe's clean-up from the last crisis

This year was meant to mark a turning point for Greek and Italian banks as they finally laid the ghosts of the financial crisis to rest. Then the coronavirus struck....

Cyprus stays put beyond Easter

Cyprus stays put beyond Easter

Church and state got behind scientists this week in the Republic of Cyprus, with the government extending measures beyond Easter to stop the spread of Covid-19 despite partial data suggesting a flattening of the curve...

President: Lockdown measures extended until end of April

President: Lockdown measures extended until end of April

Lockdown and other measures in place to contain the coronavirus outbreak will be extended until April 30, with no exceptions to be made during the Orthodox Easter period, President Nicos Anastasiades said in his televised national address on Wednesday night....

Wednesday sees 32 new coronavirus cases

Wednesday sees 32 new coronavirus cases

Confirmed coronavirus cases rose to 526 in the Republic on Wednesday, as 32 more people were found positive for the virus after a bulk of 1,256 samples were processed by labs islandwide....

New coronavirus ward going up at Nicosia General Hospital

New coronavirus ward going up at Nicosia General Hospital

The government is moving to build a new ward at the Nicosia General Hospital that will exclusively treat coronavirus cases, with the ward expected to be ready by early May....

Limassol to launch targeted testing, Paphos results come in

Limassol to launch targeted testing, Paphos results come in

Efforts are underway to launch targeted testing in Limassol after the group of experts consulting the Health Ministry said there was a need to get a clearer picture of the situation there, as officially Limassol currently hosts the least numbers of confirmed cases....

President to address nation for third time

President to address nation for third time

President Nicos Anastasiades will address the nation at 7pm on Wednesday for the third time since the Cyprus coronavirus outbreak, with the address expected to announce the extension of current measures until the end of April, but may also include additional measures....

Greece launches 500 mobile Covid-19 testing units

Greece launches 500 mobile Covid-19 testing units

In an effort to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), the Greek government is launching 500 mobile sampling and testing units....

UNHCR steps in to ensure refugees in Cyprus receive proper protection

UNHCR steps in to ensure refugees in Cyprus receive proper protection

The UNHCR office in Cyprus has stressed that refugees must be included in the government’s planning and response to the Covid-19 pandemic, offering hands-on solutions to the myriad problems in the government’s handling of refugee and asylum procedures that have only been exacerbated by the current crisis....

Archbishop tells believers to shelter in place

Archbishop tells believers to shelter in place

Archbishop Chrysostomos has called on believers to stay home during Orthodox Easter, saying “if we truly love God, then our mission should be to put an end to this pandemic...

Cyprus on right path as cases drop

Cyprus on right path as cases drop

Confirmed cases of the coronavirus have been steadily dropping over the past few days in the Republic of Cyprus, with health experts praising the government for relying on science in the battle against the pandemic...

Confirmed coronavirus cases resume upward trend

Confirmed coronavirus cases resume upward trend

Coronavirus cases reached 494 in the Republic of Cyprus on Tuesday after 29 more people were confirmed positive for the bug. ...

20 Cyprus coronavirus patients to participate in drug clinical trial

20 Cyprus coronavirus patients to participate in drug clinical trial

20 coronavirus-positive patients currently being treated in Cyprus hospitals will participate in the third phase of clinical testing of the influenza antiviral drug Avigan, to evaluate its safety and efficacy against Covid-19....

Police warn coronavirus lockdown may lead to increase in child grooming

Police warn coronavirus lockdown may lead to increase in child grooming

Police on Tuesday warned that the increased use of the internet by minors during the coronavirus lockdown brings increased risk of child grooming....

Pair try to trick their way out of restriction measures

Pair try to trick their way out of restriction measures

Police have cuffed a man and a woman who appear to have attempted to trick the authorities with a fake message supposedly sent by the Republic of Cyprus that said they were granted permission to move around unrestricted for 48 hours....

Over 23,000 applications filed for suspension of loan payments

Over 23,000 applications filed for suspension of loan payments

More than 23,000 persons have applied to the island’s two largest banks for a suspension of loan repayments, as retail borrowers and companies are trying to preserve disposable income amid the economic activity shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic....

Court comes down hard on persons found gathered for a birthday party

Court comes down hard on persons found gathered for a birthday party

The Paphos District Court on Tuesday issued harsh fines to five persons who were gathered in a home for a birthday party in Paphos....

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