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18 January, 2022
 

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1. 'Health care is a moral obligation': Pope Francis backs global Covid vaccination programmes

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/health-care-is-a-moral-obligation-pope-francis-backs-global-covid-vaccination-programmes

Pope Francis declared today that getting vaccinated against the coronavirus is a 'moral obligation' and denounced how people had been swayed by 'baseless information' to refuse jabs....

2. Christmas PCR measure at airports goes into effect

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/christmas-pcr-measure-at-airports-goes-into-effect

Passengers flying to the Republic of Cyprus starting on Wednesday must show a recent negative PCR test regardless of vaccination status, with airport officials saying the measure is not unprecedented and a local doctor arguing it should have been taken before the Christmas holidays...

3. 85% of patients at the Famagusta Reference Hospital are unvaccinated

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/85-of-patients-at-the-famagusta-reference-hospital-are-unvaccinated

The scientific director of Larnaka and Famagusta Hospitals, Amalia Hadjiyianni, said that 85% of the patients receiving treatment in Famagusta Reference Hospital are unvaccinated. She told the Cyprus News Agency that 42 patients are right now hospitalized of whom 7 are in the ICU....

4. Omicron-related disruptions caused over 4,000 flight cancellations

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/omicron-related-disruptions-caused-over-4-000-flight-cancellations

Over 4,000 flights were canceled around the world on Sunday, more than half of them U.S. flights, adding to the toll of holiday week travel disruptions due to adverse weather and the surge in coronavirus cases caused by the Omicron variant....

5. Member of scientific committee sees enormous COVID spread if schools reopen

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/member-of-scientific-committee-sees-enormous-covid-spread-if-schools-reopen

"If schools reopen on January 10th there will be an enormous spread of COVID-19", Dr. Petros Karayiannis, member of the scientific committee on the pandemic told the Cyprus News Agency while expressing the hope that during tomorrow`s meeting with the Health Minister, the right decisions will be made....

6. Omicron Mutation: A quiet New Year for dozens of cities

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/omicron-mutation-a-quiet-new-year-for-dozens-of-cities

As the whole world prepares to say goodbye to 2021, a year marked by the pandemic and coronavirus mutations, we are once again canceling massive festive New Year events....

7. Doctor says government stalling pandemic response

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/doctor-says-government-stalling-pandemic-response

A local doctor says additional pandemic measures that go into effect next week should have been taken back in November, while accusing the Cypriot government of failing to stick to a plan to minimize the spread of coronavirus...

8. Minister furious with infected travelers flying home

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/minister-furious-with-infected-travelers-flying-home

The Cypriot health minister lashed out at infected travelers who had symptoms but still chose to fly back home for the holidays, saying the “unacceptable behavior” prompted the government to require mandatory PCR tests for vaccinated passengers starting next week...

9. FDA: Rapid tests may not be as effective in detecting Omicron

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/fda-rapid-tests-may-not-be-as-effective-in-detecting-omicron

The rapid coronavirus antigen tests, which have the great advantage of being effective within minutes, are less sensitive to the Omicron mutation than previous ones, US health officials warned on Tuesday....

10. Pandemic: New Year's Eve under consideration

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/pandemic-new-year-s-eve-under-consideration

Experts are preparing for a difficult winter, what remains of it that is, due to the manifestation of the aggressive Omicron mutation. Like other European countries, Cyprus is experiencing a difficult period, a few days before the new year. ...

11. Cyprus on standby as Christmas cases skyrocket

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-on-standby-as-christmas-cases-skyrocket

Health officials in the Republic of Cyprus went on high alert Monday after 1925 coronavirus cases were announced, confirming local predictions about a spike after Christmas weekend but local experts still needing time to understand the situation better...

12. 65% of bookings in the hospitality sector were canceled during the holidays

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/65-of-bookings-in-the-hospitality-sector-were-canceled-during-the-holidays

Measures imposed to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic affected traffic in the hospitality sector throughout Cyprus during the holidays. ...

13. Hadjipantela: Health measures to be tightened in the next few days

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/hadjipantela-health-measures-to-be-tightened-in-the-next-few-days

The number of cases in the next few days will be a decisive factor in taking more measures, according to Health Minister Michalis Hadjipantela,...

14. Cyprus unaffected as flights get canceled worldwide

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-unaffected-as-flights-get-canceled-worldwide

Hermes Airports in the Republic of Cyprus say a cancelation of flights around the world has not affected the island, as airlines across the globe have been pulling planes during the Christmas travel period over fears of the Omicron variant...

15. Contacts with booster shot not required to isolate

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/contacts-with-booster-shot-not-required-to-isolate

The government in the Republic of Cyprus says close contacts who have received a booster shot against the coronavirus are not required to isolate during the holidays, but scientists are still studying the potential impact of the new omicron variant...

16. 'If necessary more measures will be taken to handle Omicron variant', Health Minister says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/if-necessary-more-measures-will-be-taken-to-handle-omicron-variant-health-minister-says

"If necessary we will take measures to manage the Omicron mutation after we confer with our experts", said Health Minister Michalis Hadjipantelas today in statements after the opening of the new wing for post-COVID patients at Eden Resort in Tersefanou village....

17. New measures - Masks required everywhere from Friday in Greece

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/new-measures-masks-required-everywhere-from-friday-in-greece

Although numbers appear to be falling in recent weeks, experts warn of a "tsunami" after the holidays, ...

18. New health measures announced by the Ministry today

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/new-health-measures-announced-by-the-ministry-today

The Minister of Health, Michalis Hadjipandela, announced new health measures today aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus during the Christmas Holidays. ...

19. Council of Ministers meeting this morning to discuss possible new measures

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/council-of-ministers-meeting-this-morning-to-discuss-possible-new-measures

The Cabinet is meeting this morning to discuss new measures to contain the spread of the Covid pandemic....

20. Europe restores strict measures in the shadow of 'omicron'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/europe-restores-strict-measures-in-the-shadow-of-omicron

On the eve of the holidays, the threat of "Omicron" has led to the reinstatement of strict restrictive measures in many European countries, in order to curb the spread of the super-contagious new variant....

21. Health Minister and scientific advisors to assess new measures ahead of holidays

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/health-minister-and-scientific-advisors-to-assess-new-measures-ahead-of-holidays

Minister of Health Michael Hadjipantela and the Advisory Scientific Committee on the COVID pandemic will meet on Monday to discuss new potential measures to contain the spread of the pandemic ahead of the holidays for Christmas and New Year’s Eve....

22. Run, run Rudolph...to the first Christmas pop-up bar in Larnaca

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/life/run-run-rudolph-to-the-first-christmas-pop-up-bar-in-larnaca

Cocktails and lively music, who can resist?...

23. Nicosia streets dazzle with Christmas lights

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/life/nicosia-streets-dazzling-with-christmas-lights

One of the best things to do in Nicosia these days is to walk with friends on lighted streets, listen to festive music and forget, even for a moment, the crazy coronavirus situation....

24. Kakopetria Christmas village

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/life/kakopetria-christmas-village

The community council of Kakopetria invites everyone to celebrate the holidays at their Christmas Village ...

25. Eleftheria square - beautiful, dazzling and ready for the holidays

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eleftheria-square-beautiful-dazzling-and-ready-for-the-holidays

The President of the Republic characterized Eleftherias Square as an important upgrade project of the capital as well as an architectural reference point during its inauguration ceremony last Friday, the 10th of December....

26. Cabinet ponders quick fix to Christmas measures

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cabinet-ponders-quick-fix-to-christmas-measures

New proposed measures heading for a Cabinet meeting on Monday could mean more restrictions for unvaccinated citizens but also tougher protocols for contacts who already got the jab against COVID-19...

27. Early school closures for the holidays not on

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/early-school-closures-for-the-holidays-not-on

The early closure of schools for the Christmas and New Year holidays was a political scenario in the event that there was no reduction in the spread of the virus in schools....

28. Cyprus Airways: Flights to Athens, London and Tel Aviv

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/cyprus-airways-flights-to-athens-london-and-tel-aviv

Cyprus Airways launches flights to Greece, United Kingdom, Russia, Lebanon and Israel according to its newly published flight schedule....

29. End of an era: Merkel bows out after 16 years

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/end-of-an-era-germany-s-merkel-bows-out-after-16-years

Angela Merkel was assured of a place in the history books as soon as she became Germany’s first female chancellor on Nov. 22, 2005...

30. Protests continue against new COVID measures (images)

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/protests-continue-against-new-covid-measures

Protests continued this morning outside the House of Representatives against the use of masks in primary schools, rapid testing and vaccinations outside the House of Representatives....

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