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10 April, 2020
 

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'Super Pink Moon' to rise in Cyprus skies tonight

'Super Pink Moon' to rise in Cyprus skies tonight

The Super Pink Moon, the biggest and brightest full moon of 2020, will reach peak brilliance in Cyprus skies just after 9pm on Tuesday night....

Covid-19 death toll in Greece rises to 81

Covid-19 death toll in Greece rises to 81

Greece’s coronavirus toll has risen to 81 with the death of a 42-year-old man in the northern port city of Thessaloniki and of an 84-year-old woman in Athens....

Police chief warns against complacency

Police chief warns against complacency

Cyprus Police remain fully operational and on a state of high alert to ensure that all citizens comply with the government measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus in the country...

Cyprus mulls pushing back Easter celebrations

Cyprus mulls pushing back Easter celebrations

The President of the Republic of Cyprus is expected to call on the Archbishop to push back on Easter celebrations, as media sources say the government is likely to heed the advice of experts to extend coronavirus measures until the end of April...

Boris Johnson in ICU as symptoms worsen

Boris Johnson in ICU as symptoms worsen

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was fighting worsening coronavirus symptoms in an intensive care unit on Tuesday, leaving his foreign minister to lead the government’s response to the accelerating outbreak...

Baby among 19 new coronavirus cases

Baby among 19 new coronavirus cases

Cases in the Republic of Cyprus reached 465 on Monday after 19 more people tested positive for the virus....

Cabinet to decide on additional measures on Wednesday

Cabinet to decide on additional measures on Wednesday

An inter-ministerial committee chaired by President Nicos Anastasiades that convened on Monday to evaluate the coronavirus protection measures currently in place decided to allow final decisions to be taken by Cabinet in its meeting on Wednesday....

Employers and Employees in the age of Covid-19: A looming battle

Employers and Employees in the age of Covid-19: A looming battle

In modern times the world community has not faced a situation like the present, created by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Republic of Cyprus is among many countries fighting desperately to minimize damage on all fronts....

Euro zone ministers look for economy quick fixes

Euro zone ministers look for economy quick fixes

Euro zone finance ministers are likely to converge on Tuesday on three quick options to support the economy in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic, officials have said, with some discussion also of longer-term ideas to aid a recovery....

Make or break week for Cyprus

Make or break week for Cyprus

A critical yet less understood group of asymptomatic carriers of the coronavirus could make or break the case against lifting restrictive measures during Greek Orthodox Easter in the Republic of Cyprus...

Boris Johnson spends night in hospital

Boris Johnson spends night in hospital

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was still in hospital on Monday suffering persistent coronavirus symptoms 10 days after testing positive for the virus, although Downing Street said he remained in charge of the government...

Tracking app promoted to combat pandemic

Tracking app promoted to combat pandemic

An EU-funded research centre in the Republic of Cyprus is calling on people to install a new app called CovTracer to help limit the spread of coronavirus, amid concerns regarding privacy and effectiveness of tracking applications...

Greece covid19 deaths continue upward climb

Greece covid19 deaths continue upward climb

Greece's Health Ministry has announced that there have been 5 new fatalities from the coronavirus over the past 24 hours to 6 p.m. (1500 GMT) local, raising the total to 73, 52 of them men...

Confirmed infections gradually go down

Confirmed infections gradually go down

Greek Cypriot health officials say there was a “gradual reduction” in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases, adding that measures in place have been effective but this could still change at a moment’s notice...

Critical medical supplies delivered to Cyprus

Critical medical supplies delivered to Cyprus

An Aegean flight from China touched down in Larnaca on Saturday night, carrying medical supplies including personal protective equipment urgently needed by health workers in the Republic of Cyprus...

30 more test positive for coronavirus

30 more test positive for coronavirus

Coronavirus cases in the Republic of Cyprus reached 426 on Saturday after 30 more were confirmed positive for the virus....

Greece coronavirus fatalities reach 67

Greece coronavirus fatalities reach 67

Greek Health Ministry spokesman Sotiris Tsiodras on Friday announced 99 new coronavirus cases, raising the total in the country to 1,613....

Israel-Cyprus medical cooperation and innovation in the time of coronavirus

Israel-Cyprus medical cooperation and innovation in the time of coronavirus

The world’s population is currently facing a major crisis. Governments are taking drastic measures to curb the spread of the Coronavirus. The first priorities are to take preventive measures, to provide the best possible life saving medical care and to maximize the scientific capabilities to face the epidemic. Steps are taken also to minimize the economic impact....

Coronavirus death toll rises, confirmed cases reach 396

Coronavirus death toll rises, confirmed cases reach 396

The Republic of Cyprus recorded another coronavirus fatality on Friday, involving a 64-year-old man with underlying health conditions, while 40 more people tested positive for the virus....

EU procures medical equipment worth €2.5m for Turkish Cypriot community

EU procures medical equipment worth €2.5m for Turkish Cypriot community

The EU has stepped up to assist the Turkish Cypriot community in its battle against coronavirus, procuring €2.5m worth of medical equipment and mobilizing 25 medical specialists who will be sent to the north for three months....

Private hospitals armour up with COVID-19 protection measures

Private hospitals armour up with COVID-19 protection measures

Private hospitals are taking extensive precautions for the protection of patients and staff amid the unfolding coronavirus outbreak, the head of the private hospitals association PASIN, Savvas Kadis, said on Friday....

Court issues first prison sentence for COVID-19 decree violation

Court issues first prison sentence for COVID-19 decree violation

The Larnaca District Court imposed a 30-day prison sentence and a €700 fine on a 52-year-old who had attacked a member of police after he fined a relative of the 52-year-old, who he was accompanying outdoors, for violating restriction measures....

PHOTO GALLERY: Athens streets deserted during lockdown

PHOTO GALLERY: Athens streets deserted during lockdown

Deserted squares, padlocked parks, empty avenues where lines of cars once idled bumper-to-bumper in traffic as motorbikes and scooters zoomed through the narrow gaps between. The Greek capital, Athens, like so many cities across the world, has seen its streets empty under a lockdown designed to stem the spread of the new coronavirus....

Cypriot health minister speaks from the heart

Cypriot health minister speaks from the heart

Cyprus Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou says that his responsibility and that of the government is to protect people’s health, adding it is an obligation stemming from the Constitution as well as his own conscience...

Man breaks quarantine in search of meds

Man breaks quarantine in search of meds

Health officials in Cyprus were perturbed over an incident when a self-quarantined man infected with the Covid-19 disease went out to local pharmacies in search of chloroquine, an existing drug that is still open to debate around the world...

Tenth person succumbs to COVID-19 infection, total cases rise to 356

Tenth person succumbs to COVID-19 infection, total cases rise to 356

The coronavirus death toll rose to 10 in the Republic on Thursday after a woman who was being treated in the Limassol General Hospital ICU succumbed to the infection, while 36 new cases were confirmed....

Domestic violence cases continue on concerning upward trend

Domestic violence cases continue on concerning upward trend

The coronavirus outbreak has brought about a disturbing surge in cases of domestic violence, with the 1440 helpline receiving over 2,000 calls between the date of the confirmation of the island’s first coronavirus case and March 31....

Larnaca and Paphos to launch targeted sampling

Larnaca and Paphos to launch targeted sampling

The government is planning to draw up a plan for targeted coronavirus sampling among the residents of Larnaca and Paphos, which host the highest numbers of confirmed cases, the Health Minister announced on Thursday. ...

Baby boy born to mother positive for coronavirus tests negative

Baby boy born to mother positive for coronavirus tests negative

A baby boy born to a woman who was carrying coronavirus tested negative for the virus....

Cyprus students stranded abroad challenge legality of measures

Cyprus students stranded abroad challenge legality of measures

Two Cypriot students stranded abroad are challenging the legality and constitutionality of the Republic of Cyprus’ restriction measures enforced amid the coronavirus outbreak, and have asked Cyprus courts to issue interim orders that would allow their repatriation....

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