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16 April, 2021
 

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Hotels cry foul over ban on local stays

Hotels cry foul over ban on local stays

The Association of Cyprus Tourist Enterprises is calling on the government to terminate a ban on hotel stays by locals, saying overnight lodging for island residents should be allowed after restaurants also opened this week...

EU frontline ministers talk migration in Athens

EU frontline ministers talk migration in Athens

Cypriot Interior Minister Nicos Nouris is in Athens this weekend where he is attending a MED5 meeting on immigration, with some of the bloc’s Mediterranean members tackling issues stemming from Brussels’ new migration proposals that divide the union...

EY Academy of Learning & Development introduces a new Web-Based Learning initiative

EY Academy of Learning & Development introduces a new Web-Based Learning initiative

EY Cyprus is proud to announce the launch of a new Web-Based Learning (WBL) initiative, an expansion of the offerings of the EY Academy of Learning and Development...

Man behind mansion carnival party arrested

Man behind mansion carnival party arrested

Police have tracked down and arrested the man who is believed to have rented a mansion in Paphos for a carnival party last weekend...

Health Ministry announces 385 new cases

Health Ministry announces 385 new cases

The Health Ministry announced 385 coronavirus cases on Thursday, raising total cases detected so far to 41,111. ...

Cyprus to resume AZ jabs Friday after EU agency gives nod

Cyprus to resume AZ jabs Friday after EU agency gives nod

The European Union’s drug regulatory agency said Thursday that the AstraZeneca vaccine is not linked to an overall increase in the risk of blood clots and that the benefits of use outweigh the risks, paving the way for European countries to resume administering the shots....

729 lives lost on Cyprus roads between 2008-2020

729 lives lost on Cyprus roads between 2008-2020

Seven hundred and twenty nine people lost their lives in road crashes between 2008-2020, 60% of which (drivers and passengers) were not wearing a seat belt while 54% of motorcycle drivers and passengers weren’t wearing a helmet, figures released by the Cyprus police on Thursday showed....

UK variant gaining ground in Cyprus

UK variant gaining ground in Cyprus

Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou expressed concern over the spread of the British coronavirus variant in Cyprus, issuing a fresh call to the public to comply with measures in place to contain the pandemic so that "the worst scenario can be averted."...

EU will be present in Cyprus issue negotiations, senior EU official says

EU will be present in Cyprus issue negotiations, senior EU official says

The EU will be present at the conference on Cyprus to be convened by the UN in Geneva in late April and at the formal negotiations that may follow, a senior EU official said at a press conference in Brussels ahead of the forthcoming Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) of Monday....

Cyprus scrambles to reduce asylum backlog

Cyprus scrambles to reduce asylum backlog

Interior Minister Nicos Nouris says the government is moving forward with rejections of asylum applications under new, faster procedures to clear a system backlog, with Europe seeking a comprehensive solution and a commissioner calling on Cypriot authorities to investigate illegal pushbacks...

Trained cops but no animal police in Cyprus

Trained cops but no animal police in Cyprus

A new law in Cyprus will provide for up to ten police officers to be trained on handling animal cases, with critics accusing the government of failing to deliver on its promise to create a proper animal police...

Interior Minister fires Kouklia head councilor

Interior Minister fires Kouklia head councilor

A whistleblower head councilor in Paphos district has been relieved of his duties this week by the interior minister, who has placed the local council of Kouklia under the administration of the district chief officer following pandemonium in the heavily-audited community...

Health Ministry announces 382 new cases

Health Ministry announces 382 new cases

The Health Ministry announced 382 coronavirus cases on Wednesday, raising total cases detected so far to 40,726. ...

8.3% of local youth has social media addiction symptoms

8.3% of local youth has social media addiction symptoms

A survey on the likelihood of young people getting addicted to social media and the internet has shown that 8.3% of Cypriot youth is faced with symptoms of addiction to social media, while the replies of 24% of participants suggested an overall problematic use of the internet. ...

'I trust AstraZeneca', EU chief says

'I trust AstraZeneca', EU chief says

The European Union’s chief executive criticized Anglo-Swedish vaccine-maker AstraZeneca on Wednesday, accusing the embattled pharmaceutical company of delaying Europe’s coronavirus vaccination campaign and warning that the EU is weighing export bans to ensure supplies....

Ioannou: Matter of time until health system brought to its knees

Ioannou: Matter of time until health system brought to its knees

Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou warned Wednesday that if the current trend of rising new cases and hospital admissions continues, it will only be a matter of time until the healthcare system is brought to its knees....

Cavusoglu to meet Dendias in Turkey in April

Cavusoglu to meet Dendias in Turkey in April

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday he would meet his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias in Turkey on April 14, after the NATO members resumed talks to seek common ground in a decades-old maritime dispute....

EU nips green pass debate in the bud

EU nips green pass debate in the bud

The EU's plan to get people traveling again with a Green Pass is expected to defer to member states on key decisions, such as whether to accept Russian and Chinese vaccines in the program...

Cyprus under air turbulence watch

Cyprus under air turbulence watch

A fluctuation in air pressure is affecting the area over Cyprus on Wednesday, with scattered clouds and showers expected to pop up along with strong winds and isolated thunderstorms...

Cyprus says no to COVID home test kits

Cyprus says no to COVID home test kits

The government in the Republic of Cyprus has approved access to home test kits for COVID-19, but the use of an antigen non-invasive test using saliva is not on the approved list per health ministry policy...

President warns of tougher measures

President warns of tougher measures

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades addressed the nation on Tuesday, two days after hundreds of carnival enthusiasts violated protocols in Limassol, with the commander in chief warning of tougher measures if people did not shape up...

Health Ministry announces one death, 475 cases

Health Ministry announces one death, 475 cases

The Health Ministry announced 475 coronavirus cases and one fatality on Tuesday, raising total cases detected so far to 40,344 and the death toll to 241....

EU regulator ‘convinced’ AstraZeneca benefit outweighs risk

EU regulator ‘convinced’ AstraZeneca benefit outweighs risk

With coronavirus cases rising in many places, governments faced the grimmest of dilemmas Tuesday: push on with a vaccine that is known to save lives or suspend use of AstraZeneca over reports of dangerous blood clots in a few recipients, even as the European regulator said there was “no indication” the shot was responsible....

EU Commission gets halloumi PDO ball rolling

EU Commission gets halloumi PDO ball rolling

The European Commission has launched the process for a vote in the Quality Committee on March 26 on the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) of the Halloumi/Hellim file, an EC spokesperson told the Cyprus News Agency (CNA) on Tuesday....

All political parties barring ELAM to follow President to Geneva

All political parties barring ELAM to follow President to Geneva

All political parties except one have accepted President Nicos Anastasiades’ invitation to accompany him to Geneva at the end of April, when the UN will be hosting an informal five-party meeting on Cyprus....

Pharmacies get nod to conduct rapid tests

Pharmacies get nod to conduct rapid tests

Pharmacists’ long-standing wish to contribute to the island’s rapid test efforts has received the Health Ministry’s nod, the head of the Pancyprian Pharmaceutical Association Eleni Piera-Isseyegh told Kathimerini Cyprus....

Greece, Turkey resume preliminary talks on maritime dispute

Greece, Turkey resume preliminary talks on maritime dispute

Greece and Turkey began another round of exploratory talks in Athens on Tuesday, seeking common ground on a long-standing maritime boundaries dispute before a European Union summit later this month...

TRT delves into Cyprus’ dark past

TRT delves into Cyprus’ dark past

A new series about ethnic warfare in Cyprus is hitting the airwaves soon, with the Turkish Cypriot leader paying a visit on set in Famagusta during the filming by Turkish state broadcaster TRT1...

Cypriots told to behave as eating joints open

Cypriots told to behave as eating joints open

A new relaxation of measures went into effect Tuesday in the Republic of Cyprus, with bars and restaurants including taverns opening up but under stricter rules, including no standing or rocking around the table...

Carnival revels cause national furor

Carnival revels cause national furor

Officials and health experts but also citizens were furious over the holiday weekend after carnival lovers in Limassol defied pandemic restrictions and gathered downtown for public celebration, with police onsite choosing not to confront the situation...

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