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05 April, 2020
 

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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....

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...

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