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10 April, 2020
 

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Foreign Ministry in lockdown after diplomat tests positive for COVID-19

Foreign Ministry in lockdown after diplomat tests positive for COVID-19

A diplomat at the Foreign Ministry has tested positive for the virus, the Cyprus News Agency reported on Thursday, with the diplomat said to have come in contact with a small number of coworkers at the Ministry which was placed on lockdown on Wednesday night....

Greece's response to coronavirus working, Mitsotakis tells CNN

Greece's response to coronavirus working, Mitsotakis tells CNN

In an interview with CNN on Wednesday night, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that the measures his government has taken to curb the spread of the coronavirus appear to be working and thanked the Greek people for their cooperation, conceding however that “the hard work is still ahead of us.”...

Flight ban extended for two weeks in Cyprus

Flight ban extended for two weeks in Cyprus

A universal flight ban in the Republic of Cyprus was extended on Thursday for two more weeks, as health officials this week are closely monitoring the effectiveness of all measures taken on the island so far...

Sports betting industry crushed by coronavirus

Sports betting industry crushed by coronavirus

OPAP, Europe’s fourth-biggest betting business, has had almost all its revenue wiped out following the coronavirus pandemic lockdown measures in Greece and Cyprus, after casino operations in the Republic came to a grinding halt...

Fight against pandemic hangs in the balance

Fight against pandemic hangs in the balance

Authorities in the Republic of Cyprus are closely monitoring the effectiveness of stricter measures against the spread of the coronavirus, with health experts saying more cases resulting from lack of social distancing are now starting to emerge...

Coronavirus cases surge to 320, ninth person dies

Coronavirus cases surge to 320, ninth person dies

Another person who had contracted coronavirus died on Wednesday, raising the death toll in the Republic of Cyprus to nine, while confirmed cases made the largest jump in a single day as 58 more people were confirmed coronavirus positive....

Coronavirus’ impact on local businesses

Coronavirus’ impact on local businesses

The organisation’s experts discuss the developments and analyse the measures that need to be taken to address the challenges...

Cabinet approves bills to decongest Central Prisons amid COVID-19 fears

Cabinet approves bills to decongest Central Prisons amid COVID-19 fears

Measures to decompress the overcrowded Nicosia central prisons where the risks associated with a potential spread of coronavirus are high were approved on Tuesday by the Cabinet....

Good news for confined dog owners

Good news for confined dog owners

Bummed dog owners in the Republic of Cyprus were relieved to hear on Tuesday that walking a family pet out in the neighbourhood would not count against a person’s limit of one outing per day under tighter coronavirus measures...

President: stricter measures necessary, but undergoes 'severe crisis of conscience'

President: stricter measures necessary, but undergoes 'severe crisis of conscience'

In a Facebook post on Tuesday President Nicos Anastasiades said he undergoes “a severe crisis of conscience” every time the Government is required to enforce stricter measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic, but said that current circumstances necessitate that tougher measures are taken....

New website launched for registration of Cypriots abroad

New website launched for registration of Cypriots abroad

A new online platform, connect2cy, for the registration of Cypriot nationals abroad was launched on Tuesday....

Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporates’ response to COVID19

Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporates’ response to COVID19

The long-term debate over CSR is concerned with whose interests should be attended to, shareholders or stakeholders, and this is actually the debate of the two competing theories over the purpose of the modern business firm...

Cyprus okays drugs with one big caveat

Cyprus okays drugs with one big caveat

The Cypriot health minister says a special committee is moving forward with procedures to make drugs available against the COVID-19 disease, while warning that no medicines have been approved for treatment of the novel coronavirus...

Medical supplies to Cyprus just in time

Medical supplies to Cyprus just in time

A thousand units of protective medical clothing from China have been delivered to Cyprus just in time on a flight from Greece, which also carried dozens of passengers who were stranded in various European cities...

Man who tried to sell drugs at quarantine hotel arrested

Man who tried to sell drugs at quarantine hotel arrested

A 20-year-old was arrested on Monday afternoon after Limassol police were notified that he had attempted to sell drugs at a Limassol hotel currently accommodating persons in quarantine....

Coronavirus death toll rises to seven,confirmed cases rise to 230

Coronavirus death toll rises to seven,confirmed cases rise to 230

A 77-year-old coronavirus carrier died on Monday, raising the death toll in the Republic of Cyprus to seven, while 16 more tested positive bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 230....

Cyprus gets tougher with stricter bundle of measures

Cyprus gets tougher with stricter bundle of measures

Stricter measures to contain the spread of coronavirus were announced by the Health Minister on Monday as the island scrambles to curb the steadily rising deaths and infections....

Ward to treat suspected COVID-19 cases opens in Paphos General Hospital

Ward to treat suspected COVID-19 cases opens in Paphos General Hospital

A ward to deal exclusively with suspected coronavirus cases was placed in operation on Monday at the Paphos General Hospital....

China's ambassador responds to US criticism

China's ambassador responds to US criticism

The Chinese ambassador in Nicosia is firing back at US and media criticism over his country’s response to the coronavirus outbreak, adding that he believes Cyprus will win the battle against the coronavirus...

Tax alert: Cyprus

Tax alert: Cyprus

Minister lashes out at decree violators

Minister lashes out at decree violators

Cypriot Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou called on members of the public to “drastically limit their contacts in order for the effort against coronavirus to work” as police fined a record number of violations on Sunday...

Coronavirus death toll rises in Cyprus

Coronavirus death toll rises in Cyprus

One more coronavirus-related death was announced on Sunday in the Republic of Cyprus, as new confirmed cases are on the rise and health professionals begin to fear the worst...

Help from China on the way

Help from China on the way

The Chinese ambassador in Nicosia says Cyprus has recently taken “powerful and appropriate” measures in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, adding that help from China is on the way...

Cooperation and Transparency Needed to Fight COVID-19

Cooperation and Transparency Needed to Fight COVID-19

In today’s age of social media, it has unfortunately become normal to see false information reach a broad audience instantaneously through the Interne...

North records first coronavirus death

North records first coronavirus death

An infected elderly tourist who was hospitalized in a Turkish Cypriot hospital has died, marking the first coronavirus death in the northern part of the divided island...

Coronavirus deaths rise to five, 16 new cases confirmed

Coronavirus deaths rise to five, 16 new cases confirmed

The Health Ministry announced on Friday that two more people who had contracted coronavirus died, involving a 76-year-old Cypriot woman with underlying health conditions and a 47-year-old Greek national. 16 more coronavirus cases were also confirmed....

Decree bans export of medicine

Decree bans export of medicine

A decree issued by the Health Minister on Friday banned the export of all medicine from Cyprus to any other country, including EU Member States....

Cyprus court issues first penalties for decree violations

Cyprus court issues first penalties for decree violations

The first two penalties were issued by a Cyprus court on Friday to violators of the decree restricting movement to the bare minimum....

Israel to send 50 respirators to Cyprus in exchange for chloroquine

Israel to send 50 respirators to Cyprus in exchange for chloroquine

The Republic of Cyprus will be sending a quantity of chloroquine to Israel in the next few days, with Israel to reciprocate by sending 50 respirators to the island....

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