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1. Urgent meeting after weekend refugee arrivals

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/urgent-meeting-after-weekend-refugee-arrivals

Cypriot Interior Minister Nicos Nouris has called for an emergency meeting following a number of arrivals of undocumented migrants over the weekend, with some of them transported back to Lebanon and others facing the prospect of crowding into an already maxed-out facility...

2. Potential witness in Alexoui case arrested

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/potential-witness-in-alexoui-case-arrested

A drug case suspect and potential key witness in an ongoing attempted murder trial is in police custody, after serving time in the north before being handed over on Friday to authorities in the south...

3. Health minister: Virus-infected migrants may be crossing into south

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/virus-infected-migrants-may-be-crossing-into-south

Asylum-seekers infected with coronavirus could be seeping through the porous Cyprus cease-fire line, the country’s health minister warned Sunday....

4. North draws criticism over virus declaration

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/north-draws-criticism-over-virus-declaration

Turkish Cypriot authorities declared the coronavirus a “dangerous infections disease” over the weekend, prompting criticism over the basis and timing of the announcement...

5. Both sides of Cyprus not making the resumption of crossings easy

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/both-sides-of-cyprus-not-making-the-resumption-of-crossings-easy

The Turkish Cypriot administration on Sunday appeared to be sticking to allowing just Greek Cypriot enclaved and Maronites living in the north to cross through checkpoints, despite a decision taken Friday by the Republic of Cyprus to allow all groups of Cyprus nationals and legal residents of the island to cross through from Sunday....

6. Locals to be able to cross through checkpoints from Sunday

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/locals-to-be-able-to-cross-through-checkpoints-from-sunday

Cyprus nationals and legal residents of the island will be able to cross through all checkpoints barring that on Ledra Street as of Sunday, but will need to present proof of a negative coronavirus test conducted up to 72 hours prior to crossing....

7. UN calls on Turkish Cypriot side to clarify checkpoints situation

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/un-calls-on-turkish-cypriot-side-to-clarify-checkpoints-situation

The United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) on Wednesday expressed concern over the “ongoing disruption” faced by residents of both sides of the island as a result of checkpoints remaining only partially open for specific groups....

8. Cyprus to launch SMS campaign to stem migrant arrivals

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-to-launch-sms-campaign-to-stem-migrant-arrivals

Cyprus is launching a multilingual SMS campaign to head off more migrant arrivals by dispelling the mistaken belief the European Union member country is a gateway to the continent, the Cypriot interior minister said Sunday....

9. Health experts on divided island compare notes

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/health-experts-on-divided-island-compare-notes

Health experts from the two communities on divided Cyprus are expected to touch base on Monday, leaving politics aside as scientists try to prepare officials for the reopening of crossings in the buffer zone...

10. Negative coronavirus test certificate needed to go through crossings

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/negative-coronavirus-test-certificate-needed-to-go-through-crossings

With the partial opening of checkpoints on June 8, as agreed by the island’s two leaders on Thursday, Presidential Commissioner Photis Photiou said that in addition to the enclaved, Greek Cypriots who resettled in their villages in the breakaway north will also be allowed to pass through crossing points....

11. Pressure mounting on T/C leadership to reopen checkpoints

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/pressure-mounting-toward-t-c-leadership-for-reopening-of-checkpoints

Several Turkish Cypriot groups are stepping up pressure toward the leadership in the north to reopen checkpoints as soon as possible, given that the coronavirus pandemic appears to be fully recovering on both sides of the divide....

12. North and south touch base on coronavirus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/north-and-south-touch-base-on-coronavirus

A bicommunal technical committee on health was set to convene on Wednesday to discuss the situation pertaining to the coronavirus outbreak across Cyprus, while it was not clear whether meeting would include discussion on re-opening checkpoints...

13. UNFICYP ready to facilitate discussions for easing of restrictions at checkpoints

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/unficyp-ready-to-facilitate-discussions-for-easing-of-restrictions-at-checkpoints

UNFICYP said Thursday it stands ready to “facilitate and support” disscussions between the two sides of the divided island once efforts begin for the easing of restrictions at crossing points....

14. Future for rescued refugees in north unknown

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/future-of-rescued-refugees-in-north-unknown

The fate of 175 Syrian refugees, trapped in the north of the island amid the coronavirus pandemic, remains unknown while a human rights group is calling on Greek Cypriot authorities to take them in...

15. 'We've learnt nothing' from euro crisis, ex EC president Juncker says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/we-ve-learnt-nothing-from-euro-crisis-ex-ec-president-juncker-says

In an interview with Politico's Brussels Playbook, former European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has expressed his disappointment over the discord that emerged between euro zone countries in their attempts to come up with a joint response to the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. ...

16. Cyprus gets tougher with stricter bundle of measures

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-gets-tougher-with-stricter-bundle-of-measures

Stricter measures to contain the spread of coronavirus were announced by the Health Minister on Monday as the island scrambles to curb the steadily rising deaths and infections....

17. North Cyprus bars entry to citizens from all countries, including Turkey

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/north-cyprus-bars-entry-to-citizens-from-all-countries-including-turkey

In a further escalation of measures amid the unfolding coronavirus health crisis, the north moved to bar entry from land, air, and sea, to all third country nationals, including Turkish nationals....

18. Quarantined Turkish Cypriots cross north

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/quarantined-turkish-cypriots-cross-north

Two Turkish Cypriot students who were quarantined in the south after traveling amid the coronavirus pandemic have been transferred to the north, putting to the test the levels of cooperation between the two sides on the divided island...

19. Cypriots hunker down to beat virus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-hunkers-down-to-beat-virus

Cyprus is going all out to beat the coronavirus after restrictive measures taken gradually north and south against the pandemic proved to be no match for the spread of the infectious disease...

20. Cyprus braces for student exodus from Greece

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-braces-for-student-exodus-from-greece

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades outlined the government's plan on Friday to manage the coronavirus pandemic, announcing travel restrictions which some critics said did not go far enough...

21. President: Partial lockdown of airports, schools to remain closed until April 10

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/president-partial-lockdown-of-airports-schools-to-remain-closed-until-april-10

President Nicos Anastasiades addressed the nation on Friday night after the week saw cumulative confirmations of coronavirus cases across the divide....

22. UNFICYP urges cooperation in addressing coronavirus emergency

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/unficyp-urges-cooperation-in-addressing-coronavirus-emergency

UNFICYP called on the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot sides to maintain communication and cooperation in addressing the coronavirus health emergency, and expressed its readiness to assist toward this end....

23. Turkish Cypriots close two crossings

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkish-cypriots-close-two-crossings

Turkish Cypriot authorities have shut down two crossings on Thursday for ten days, following the latest developments with the coronavirus pandemic...

24. Cyprus tries to find footing after virus cases

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-tries-to-find-footing-after-virus-cases

Authorities on the divided island of Cyprus are scrambling to cope with the first three confirmed cases of the coronavirus, while a doctor and a young man in the south are feared to have spread the infection far and wide...

25. First coronavirus case confirmed in the north

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The third case of coronavirus was announced on the divided island of Cyprus, after a foreign visitor was confirmed with the coronavirus infection in the north...

26. Union calls on authorities to show caution after three on-duty T/C journalists injured at Saturday protest

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/union-calls-on-authorities-to-show-caution-after-three-on-duty-t-c-journalists-injured-at-saturday-protest

The Union of Cyprus Journalists called on the authorities of the Republic of Cyprus to show caution in the presence of journalists, after three on-duty Turkish Cypriot journalists required hospital treatment following the spraying of tear gas at the Ledra checkpoint protest on Saturday....

27. UN ask T/C leadership to close Ledra checkpoint

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/un-proposal-asks-t-c-leadership-to-close-ledra-checkpoint

A UN proposal issued to the Turkish Cypriot leadership on Monday suggested the closure of the Ledra checkpoint from the north, as has been done by Greek Cypriot authorities, effectively forbidding the movement of civilians into the Ledra Buffer Zone....

28. Cyprus President to hold private meeting with Prince Charles on March 19

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-president-to-hold-private-meeting-with-prince-charles-on-march-19

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades on March 19 will hold a private meeting with Charles, the Prince of Wales, who will be paying the island an official visit between March 18-21....

29. UN police block protesters at Ledra checkpoint

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/un-police-block-protesters-at-checkpoint

UN police in Cyprus were taking no chances at the Ledra checkpoint on Monday, blocking Turkish Cypriot demonstrators in the north who wanted to bring flowers to Greek Cypriot riot police behind fortified barricades in the south...

30. Cyprus scrambles to contain coronavirus risk

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-scrambles-to-contain-coronavirus-risk

A police station and an army camp in Nicosia went under quarantine on Sunday following two suspected cases of the coronavirus, with health officials on the edge of their seat waiting for lab test results for over 30 individuals...

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