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A few of the stories that made news in Cyprus over the weekend


Here are a few of the stories that made news in Cyprus over the weekend.


**Coronavirus: one death, 136 people test positive.

**9/11: Saturday, September 11, was the 20 year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in the US. Ceremonies were held in New York, Washington DC and Virginia. In New York City where the twin towers once stood, the site of ground zero, the annual memorial was held at the reflecting pools, where victim’s families read out the names of the thousands of victims who died that fateful day.

**Six nuns from a monastery in Larnaca, who have not been vaccinated, are being treated for Covid 19 at Larnaca General Hospital. Another 3 priests who have also not been vaccinated are being treated at the Limassol General Hospital.

**150 shooters from 21 countries began competing today in the annual clay target shooting competition under the auspices of FITASC, the ‘Federation Internationale de Tir Aux Sportives de Chasse’ based in Paris, which began today and will continue on until Sunday the 12th of September. The participants are looking to qualify and prepare for the 17th Kobak World games to be held at the Larnaca Olympic shooting range on September 16.

**Police conducted 3,256 inspections from 0600 Saturday to 0600 Sunday in business around Cyprus. 26 citizens and 9 businesses were booked for failing to follow COVID measures. Most of the complaints concerned the failure to use a mask.

**Coronavirus: no deaths, 100 test positive.

**President Anastasiades travelled to Bahrain on Sunday afternoon for official meetings on Monday with King Hamad bin Isa Khalifa and Bahrain’s Economic Development Board. He was accompanied by Cyprus government officials including Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Christodoulides, Minister of Energy, Commerce and Industry Natasa Pilides, Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment Costas Kades, and Deputy Minister of Tourism Savvas Perdios.

**According to the Ministry of Health, as of Saturday, sept 11, around 80% of Cyprus’ adult population (over 18) are vaccinated with the 1st dose. 75.8% have completed their vaccination doses.

**The Minister Labor and Social Welfare Mrs. Zeta Emilianidou announced the enhancement of the regulations surrounding the governing of nurseries and kindergartens around Cyprus and will support the operation of programs to provide high quality child care and bolster integration.

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