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10 April, 2020
 

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People stranded in Cyprus continue to be evacuated on rescue flights

People stranded in Cyprus continue to be evacuated on rescue flights

Two rescue flights will be departing from Larnaca and Paphos International airports on Friday, evacuating people who were stranded in Cyprus after the ban imposed on flights due to the coronavirus pandemic....

Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus and is self isolating but will still lead the government’s response to the outbreak....

Clocks move forward this weekend

Clocks move forward this weekend

Daylight Saving Time went into effect on Sunday in Cyprus as public opinion around the world still remains divided on whether there is value in switching back and forth...

North tries to keep tight grip on virus

North tries to keep tight grip on virus

Reports in the north painted a bleak picture in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus, with an infected bus driver saying he was denied a test for the bug after transporting tourists to their quarantine location...

Mask delivery from China hits obstacle

Mask delivery from China hits obstacle

Medical supplies from China, which were expected to be flown to Cyprus on a Greek C-130, will not be shipped to the island with officials saying the Republic will have to send its own plane or find another way...

EU leaders call for recovery plan

EU leaders call for recovery plan

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades took part in a video conference with the EU leaders, as the bloc sought to find common ground on how best to share the burden...

COVID-19 cases on the rise: 14 new cases in Republic, nine in north

COVID-19 cases on the rise: 14 new cases in Republic, nine in north

Cyprus on Thursday saw 14 new coronavirus cases in the Republic and nine additional cases confirmed in the north, raising the total to 146 and 56 respectively....

Cyprus evaluating effectiveness of chloroquine drug against coronavirus

Cyprus evaluating effectiveness of chloroquine drug against coronavirus

A consultative committee of experts at the Cyprus Ministry of Health is evaluating the effectiveness against coronavirus of the drug chloroquine, used to treat coronavirus in China and widely available in Cyprus....

Over four thousand Covid-19 tests conducted so far

Over four thousand Covid-19 tests conducted so far

The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics has carried out over 4,000 coronavirus tests so far, its Chief Executive Medical Director Leonidas Phylactou told the Cyprus News Agency on Thursday, adding that samples are continuously arriving at the Institute for tests....

Cabinet approves bill allowing courts to jail violators of Covid-19 decrees

Cabinet approves bill allowing courts to jail violators of Covid-19 decrees

The Cabinet on Thursday approved a bill allowing authorities to impose €150 fines on violators of the decrees issued on the basis of the Quarantine Law, while a second bill given the green light authorizes certain cases to go to court which will be able to impose a prison sentence and/or a fine of up to €3,000....

Loan payments to be suspended for nine months

Loan payments to be suspended for nine months

After over two weeks of discussions between the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Labor, the Central Bank, the Association of Cyprus Banks and other financial entities to minimize the impact of coronavirus on the Cyprus economy, white smoke has emerged with all parties agreeing that payoffs for all types of loans are to be suspended for nine months....

British Bases 'hand in hand' with Republic of Cyprus in Covid-19 battle

British Bases 'hand in hand' with Republic of Cyprus in Covid-19 battle

The British Bases in Cyprus go hand in hand with the Republic of Cyprus in the fight against the spread of COVID-19, SBA Administrator, Major General Rob Thomson, said on Thursday, noting that the Bases have been implementing the exact same measures as the ones adopted by the Republic of Cyprus....

People told to ‘drive through’ for testing

People told to ‘drive through’ for testing

Twenty confirmed cases of coronavirus are currently being treated at Famagusta General Hospital, where a drive through testing process was set up to keep those on the front lines safe...

Police clamp down on unjustified movements

Police clamp down on unjustified movements

Police in the Republic of Cyprus have been checking motorists and pedestrians for possible curfew violations, with 123 individuals found to be in violation of a decree on movement restrictions on Wednesday...

Young baby tests positive in Nicosia

Young baby tests positive in Nicosia

A young infant tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday evening in Nicosia, while COVID-19 lab test results were still pending for another baby...

SMS service 8998 back online

SMS service 8998 back online

The SMS service 8998 was once again up and running on Thursday morning, with replies sent back almost instantaneously in both Greek and English...

Confirmed Covid-19 cases rise to 132 in Republic of Cyprus

Confirmed Covid-19 cases rise to 132 in Republic of Cyprus

Eight more tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday, raising total cases in the Republic of Cyprus to 132, while three have so far lost their lives....

President tours around capital to check lockdown compliance

President tours around capital to check lockdown compliance

President Nicos Anastasiades was driven around the streets of the capital to check first hand that the public was complying to the new partial curfew measures, stating he was ‘very satisfied’ with the enforcement of the stricter coronavirus protection measures....

Hospitals the Achilles heel of the pandemic

Hospitals the Achilles heel of the pandemic

The suspension of patient admissions at all four state General Hospitals was one of the initial fears that was expressed by the state health services organization (SHSO), which oversees the island’s public hospitals that have borne the brunt of the coronavirus outbreak....

Greek C-130 aircraft to carry medical supplies from China to Cyprus

Greek C-130 aircraft to carry medical supplies from China to Cyprus

A Greek C-130 aircraft that will be flying to China on March 29 to load a portion of the medical supplies that the country is providing in order to assist Cyprus’ battle against Covid-19....

President and close aides test negative for Covid-19

President and close aides test negative for Covid-19

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and his close aides have tested negative for COVID-19, Government Spokesman Kyriacos Koushos said on Wednesday....

Cypriot president drops hint of full curfew

Cypriot president drops hint of full curfew

President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades warned on Tuesday of asymmetric consequences, if people don’t fully comply with measures against COVID-19...

SMS service 8998 gets the axe

SMS service 8998 gets the axe

The SMS service, operated by the government to enforce movement restrictions amid the coronavirus crisis, was back up and running smoothly on Wednesday morning, while the President of the Republic has warned that a total curfew would be in place if people abuse the service...

Cyprus sees two more Covid-19 deaths, eight more test positive

Cyprus sees two more Covid-19 deaths, eight more test positive

Two more coronavirus cases died on Tuesday, while eight more have tested positive for the virus....

EU secures essential protective gear for its battle against coronavirus

EU secures essential protective gear for its battle against coronavirus

The European Commission announced on Tuesday that it has been successful in procuring personal protective equipment that is to be distributed across EU Member States to assist in their battles against the coronavirus pandemic, which has seen an exponential surge in demand for the essential protective gear....

Limassol bishop pushes back mass time before lockdown enforcement

Limassol bishop pushes back mass time before lockdown enforcement

Limassol Bishop Athanasios called on the faithful to participate in church services which he said would take place earlier on Tuesday afternoon in order to avoid violating the partial curfew to be enforced at 6pm, sparking an uproar on social media....

Five new flu clinics open their doors

Five new flu clinics open their doors

Five new flu clinics opened their doors on Monday to examine individuals with flu symptoms that may not immediately point to coronavirus. ...

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