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11 August, 2020
 

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Cyprus perturbed over Russia tax move

Cyprus perturbed over Russia tax move

Finance ministry officials in the Republic of Cyprus say they were caught by surprise when Russia announced it would scrap a bilateral double tax treaty, with Moscow suggesting there was no other alternative after talks had failed...

Two out of five new cases randomly detected in Limassol

Two out of five new cases randomly detected in Limassol

The Cyprus health ministry announced five new coronavirus cases on Monday, two of which were randomly detected in Limassol, where recent days have seen a concerning development of several active chains of infection....

Aradippou factory worker falls to his death

Aradippou factory worker falls to his death

A 58-year-old Aradippou factory worker fell to his death on Monday after he was hoisted some four meters high by a forklift in order to collect good from higher shelves....

Up to 1500 Limassol residents could be carrying virus, expert says

Up to 1500 Limassol residents could be carrying virus, expert says

There could be as many as 1,000-1,500 Limassol residents carrying an active coronavirus infection, member of the government’s coronavirus task force, Leontios Kostrikis, said Monday....

Man locked up in acid attack against ex

Man locked up in acid attack against ex

A man who was on trial in connection with an acid attack against his ex wife has been sentenced to ten years in prison...

Greek tourism minister does 'not understand’ travel downgrade by Cyprus

Greek tourism minister does 'not understand’ travel downgrade by Cyprus

The Greek Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis said he does not understand why Cyprus decided to downgrade Greece in its three-tier risk system grouping countries based on their epidemiological data, adding that he hopes the issue will be clarified between the two countries soon....

Man suspected of abducting local woman

Man suspected of abducting local woman

A Limassol court has ordered a male suspect remanded in custody after he was arrested in connection with indecent assault and kidnapping of a woman in the wee hours Sunday...

 July records highest average daily maximum temperatures since 1983

July records highest average daily maximum temperatures since 1983

In July 2020, temperatures reached or even exceeded 40 degrees Celsius in Cyprus more times than any other July since 1983....

Cyprus announces measures to curb airport congestion

Cyprus announces measures to curb airport congestion

A broad meeting on Monday chaired by transport minister Yiannis Karousos agreed on the need to take action to prevent congestion at Cyprus airports, after viral photos of passengers crammed into each other at the Larnaca airport caused intense public reaction over the health and safety measures being implemented....

Greek-Turkish exploratory contacts with a deadline

Greek-Turkish exploratory contacts with a deadline

In the wake of last month’s dangerous escalation of tension between Greece and Turkey, the two countries have laid the groundwork for exploratory contacts on the terms and conditions of a possible resumption of a dialogue, with Berlin having played a pivotal role in the rapprochement. ...

Cypriots already in Greece to get free test upon arrival

Cypriots already in Greece to get free test upon arrival

With Greece being downgraded on August 6 to category B that requires arriving passengers to show proof of a negative coronavirus test, the Cyprus Health Ministry quickly responded to frustrated locals who had already travelled to Greece for holidays unknowing that they would have to make arrangements for a test in order to return to the island....

Local biker dies in highway exit crash

Local biker dies in highway exit crash

A local biker was killed on Sunday after his motorcycle veered off a highway exit in Limassol....

Airport video shows no social distancing

Airport video shows no social distancing

Transport Minister Yiannis Karousos has reacted to viral photos that showed passengers crowding each other at the Larnaca airport terminal, arguing that face masks are the next best thing where social distancing is not an effective measure...

An arts Corporate Social Responsibility initiative by Pafilia

An arts Corporate Social Responsibility initiative by Pafilia

Specifically, Pafilia will create a website onto which artists who wish to participate in this initiative can upload their work, thus creating an easily accessible online exhibition. ...

Cyprus downgrades Greece amid virus fears

Cyprus downgrades Greece amid virus fears

Cyprus will introduce mandatory testing for all arrivals from Greece starting August 6, after many cases were detected during random tests from passengers returning from Greece in the last few days....

Cyprus battles to keep spike under control

Cyprus battles to keep spike under control

Cypriot authorities are scrambling to contain the virus spreading out of Limassol, with test results over the weekend suggesting the government could be forced to impose stricter lockdown-like measures either locally or nationally...

Cyprus welcomes Brits back amid spike

Cyprus welcomes Brits back amid spike

Five flights from British airports were scheduled to land in the Republic of Cyprus on Saturday, after the island listed the United Kingdom in Category B, which means arriving passengers are not required to be under self-isolation...

Man drowns while trying to save child

Man drowns while trying to save child

A man died in a drowning incident at a beach in Limassol on Friday after making an attempt to save a young child...

New coronavirus cases skyrocket in Cyprus

New coronavirus cases skyrocket in Cyprus

Coronavirus infections went up considerably on Friday in the Republic of Cyprus, with 25 people testing positive including and handful of imported and orphan cases but mainly individuals infected locally through contact with known carriers...

Cyprus back to square one

Cyprus back to square one

Wearing a mask in public indoor spaces will be mandatory in the Republic of Cyprus, following a government decision in response to concerns over a recent spike of coronavirus cases...

Filipina housemaid speaks out in abuse case

Filipina housemaid speaks out in abuse case

The woman seen in a shared video being abused by her employer, a retired police officer, says she endured physical abuse and serious threats many times before recording the incident...

New orange weather alert for Cyprus

New orange weather alert for Cyprus

Weather officials issued a heat warning Friday due to extreme high temperatures in Cyprus, with temperatures dropping gradually after the weekend but still remaining above normal levels...

Cyprus scrambles to contain virus flare-ups

Cyprus scrambles to contain virus flare-ups

The government is expected to announce additional measures in response to fears over a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, after known cases on Thursday, most of them in Limassol, remained in double digits for a second consecutive day...

Greek FM says Athens got Nicosia’s back

Greek FM says Athens got Nicosia’s back

Nicosia and Athens are seeking ways to further oppose Turkey’s moves in the eastern Mediterranean, after Ankara signaled it was ready for dialogue but also sent a seismic research vessel in Cypriot waters...

Opinions differ on cause of recent spike

Opinions differ on cause of recent spike

The Cypriot health minister says complacency is to blame in the recent spike of coronavirus cases locally, but a health expert on the government’s task force is pointing the finger at the opening of airports last month...

Refugees come to standstill off Cape Greco

Refugees come to standstill off Cape Greco

Fifteen Syrian refugees arrived in Cyprus late Wednesday night, while reports say coast guard officers are in talks with another boat off Cape Greco in an effort to turn ten others back to their country of departure...

Cyprus under two heat warnings

Cyprus under two heat warnings

Weather officials have issued two simultaneous warnings for extreme high temperatures in Cyprus, with maximum levels reaching 41 degrees inland and a whopping 35 in the mountains...

Woman secretly records her abuser

Woman secretly records her abuser

Police sprung into action on Wednesday, arresting a man in Nicosia after video and audio recordings involving possible abuse against a housemaid went viral on social media...

Thirteen new cases raise alarm in Cyprus

Thirteen new cases raise alarm in Cyprus

The government of the Republic of Cyprus has issued a decree mandating 3000 randomized coronavirus tests in public places, while another 5000 tests were ordered in Limassol after an alarming spike in the southern town including 13 new cases in one day...

Pedestrian woman dies after Larnaca accident

Pedestrian woman dies after Larnaca accident

A woman in Larnaca was killed in a road incident on Wednesday when a minibus struck her as she was trying to cross the road...

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