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25 January, 2021
 

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Cabinet locked into partial lockdown

Cabinet locked into partial lockdown

A partial lockdown is expected to go into effect in the Republic of Cyprus some time after Friday, when the President’s Cabinet will decide on new measures to fight further spread of the coronavirus through the end of the month...

Health Ministry announces two deaths, 427 cases

Health Ministry announces two deaths, 427 cases

The Health Ministry announced two coronavirus fatalities and 427 new cases, raising the death toll to 140 and total cases to 26,208....

Almost four thousand get jab as vaccine rollout presses on

Almost four thousand get jab as vaccine rollout presses on

Just under 4,000 people have so far received a coronavirus jab since Cyprus rolled out its vaccination program on December 27....

Cyprus, Portugal agree to take ties to next level

Cyprus, Portugal agree to take ties to next level

Cyprus Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides paid an official visit to Portugal’s capital on Thursday for a tête-à-tête with his Portuguese counterpart Augusto Santos Silva on the occasion of Portugal’s assumption of the presidency of the Council of the European Union on January 1....

Churchgoers, verger booked after jam-packed Epiphany service

Churchgoers, verger booked after jam-packed Epiphany service

Police have booked nine churchgoers and the verger of the church who openly defied government coronavirus restrictions on Wednesday during the Epiphany service held by the controversial Morphou Bishop Neophytos, who has since the outbreak of the pandemic caused headaches to authorities by outspokenly refusing to comply with government restrictions....

EU trying to find ways around vaccine shortage

EU trying to find ways around vaccine shortage

The European drugs regulator could soon give the go ahead for an extra sixth dose to be extracted from Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine vials, an EU official told Reuters on Wednesday, lifting the number of available shots at a time when supplies are short....

Cyprus shocked over chaos in Washington

Cyprus shocked over chaos in Washington

The will of the people as freely expressed in elections must be respected, Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides said in the light of the siege of the Capitol Hill in Washington...

Legal experts pounce on Yiolitis case

Legal experts pounce on Yiolitis case

A well-known Cypriot lawyer, who raised questions over a home search after Justice Minister Emily Yiolitis filed a criminal complaint against a Twitter parody account, has written to the Police Chief asking to obtain public information as a concerned citizen...

Government buys time on new COVID measures

Government buys time on new COVID measures

The health, finance, and labour ministers of the Republic of Cyprus have been tasked to reconcile a number of issues before a Cabinet meeting on Friday, essentially stalling the announcement of new COVID measures which was expected on Thursday...

One shot dead after rioters storm US capitol

One shot dead after rioters storm US capitol

Trump supporters breached one of the most iconic American buildings on Wednesday, engulfing the nation's capital in chaos as electoral votes were being counted to confirm President-elect Joe Biden's win...

Health Ministry announces one death, 569 new cases

Health Ministry announces one death, 569 new cases

The Health Ministry announced one coronavirus fatality and 569 new cases, raising the death toll to 134 and total cases to 25,208....

Body of missing man found by village river

Body of missing man found by village river

The body of a 26-year-old man who was missing since December 31 was found on Tuesday next to a river in his village in the Limassol district....

Vaccination slots this week booked solid

Vaccination slots this week booked solid

Vaccinations for those aged of 80 began on Tuesday after vaccinations for the first priority group – healthcare workers dealing with coronavirus patients and nursing home workers and residents – successfully wrapped up on Monday, with the health ministry announcing that time-slots are already booked solid....

Cyprus, US sign Declaration of Intent on border security

Cyprus, US sign Declaration of Intent on border security

Cyprus and the USA signed on Tuesday a Declaration of Intent on strengthening cooperation on border security issues, in view of enhancing their capacity to counter common threats and foster stability in the region. ...

Officials in the dark over mutation spread

Officials in the dark over mutation spread

Health officials in the Republic of Cyprus say the new strain of coronavirus, found initially in the UK and confirmed on the island last week, has spread in the community but an accurate picture of the problem remained unclear due to only a very small sample size being tested...

Cyprus holds turned thumb over lockdown

Cyprus holds turned thumb over lockdown

Cyprus’ lockdown stance continued to remain unclear following a special meeting between experts and the health minister, with the government hinting thumbs down for a new lockdown citing economic reasons but also thumbs up for stricter measures after hospitalizations reached dangerous levels...

Health ministry reports two deaths, 665 cases

Health ministry reports two deaths, 665 cases

The health ministry announced two coronavirus fatalities and 665 new cases on Monday, raising the death toll to 133 and total cases to 24, 639....

December samples being screened to check for spread of new strain

December samples being screened to check for spread of new strain

The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics (CING) is carrying out further tests on samples to determine whether the new coronavirus strain has spread in the community. The results of these tests are expected to be ready tomorrow the latest....

Cyprus, US officials mark 'watershed' moment in bilateral relations

Cyprus, US officials mark 'watershed' moment in bilateral relations

Cypriot Foreign Minister Nicos Christodoulides and acting US Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf attended the groundbreaking ceremony of the Cyprus Center for Land, Open-Seas and Port Security (CYCLOPS) took place in Larnaca on Monday, with the two officials lauding the strong partnership between Cyprus and the US as well as the crucial role that the training center will play in the region....

US Homeland Security secretary in Cyprus for two-day visit

US Homeland Security secretary in Cyprus for two-day visit

US Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf was expected for a two-day visit in Cyprus starting on Monday, before heading off to Bahrain and Qatar for talks with regional counterparts on bolstering security cooperation and information sharing....

Migrants at sea reach Cyprus after dark

Migrants at sea reach Cyprus after dark

A boat with Syrian refugees arrived in Cyprus around midnight, with coast guard officials allowing women and children to spend the night at the marina while COVID-19 tests have been ordered on all 55 persons...

Man detained on suspicion of terrorism

Man detained on suspicion of terrorism

A Syrian man in the Republic of Cyprus has been remanded in custody for eight days on suspicion of being involved with terrorism...

Two arrested before car caravan in Nicosia

Two arrested before car caravan in Nicosia

Cypriot police made arrests and issued citations on Sunday, both before and after a large demonstration took place outside the Presidential Palace, when 200 cars stormed the area to protest against government measures...

Lockdown stance not clear in Cyprus

Lockdown stance not clear in Cyprus

The number of hospitalized patients being treated for COVID-19 in the Republic of Cyprus has reached dangerous levels, with experts and government officials under criticism for lack of decisive action during the holidays...

Cyprus confirms highly contagious strain

Cyprus confirms highly contagious strain

Health officials in the Republic of Cyprus have confirmed a new strain of the coronavirus found in the UK late last year has also been found on the island, with experts saying the new variant has a much higher infection rate...

Temperatures noticeably above normal

Temperatures noticeably above normal

A high pressure system is affecting the area over Cyprus on Saturday, with periods of sunshine expected later in the day but also low chances of afternoon rain in the mountains...

Emergency lights and sirens mark New Year

Emergency lights and sirens mark New Year

Emergency medics and first responders in the Republic of Cyprus sounded their sirens at midnight on New Year’s Eve, marking the end of a rough year that brought the coronavirus pandemic...

Cypriot president grateful for frontline heroes

Cypriot president grateful for frontline heroes

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades expressed his deep gratitude for 'heroes on the front line' in his New Year’s Eve address, adding that elected politicians 'owe to the people' to pass crucial reforms in the new year...

Health Ministry announces six deaths, 632 cases

Health Ministry announces six deaths, 632 cases

The Health Ministry announced six coronavirus fatalities and 632 new cases, raising the death toll to 125 and total cases to 22,651....

Biker loses life in Aradippou crash

Biker loses life in Aradippou crash

A 35-year-old motorcyclist died Thursday in a fatal road accident on Aradippou’s Makariou Avenue...

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