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1. EU reaches vaccine deal with AstraZeneca

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-reaches-vaccine-deal-with-astrazeneca

The Cyprus-born EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety announced Thursday the EU’s first vaccine deal, reached with the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, for a quantity of up to 400 million doses of the vaccine under development....

2. EU raises its bet on blood plasma in search for Covid-19 treatment

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-raises-its-bet-on-blood-plasma-in-search-for-covid-19-treatment

The European Union wants to fast-track funding to treat Covid-19 patients with blood plasma collected from survivors, an EU document seen by Reuters shows, in a sign of the bloc’s growing confidence in the experimental treatment....

3. Residents across Cyprus complain of 'rodent invasion'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/residents-across-cyprus-complain-of-rodent-invasion

Complaints are raining down from residents across the Republic of Cyprus over a surge in rodents ‘invading’ homes....

4. Remdesivir set to become Europe's first COVID-19 therapy

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/remdesivir-set-to-become-europe-s-first-covid-19-therapy

Doctors in Europe will soon be able to treat COVID-19 patients with Gilead’s antiviral drug, remdesivir, after the healthcare regulator’s endorsement put it on track to become the first therapy for the disease on the continent....

5. Cyprus must remain successful in battle against virus, Health Minister says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-must-remain-successful-in-battle-against-virus-health-minister-says

Cyprus has been successful so far in controlling COVID-19 but needs to remain so, said Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou, noting that the EU must improve the overall quality of its healthcare services to be better positioned to deal with issues like COVID-19 in the future....

6. Communion ritual unchanged in Orthodox Church despite virus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/communion-ritual-unchanged-in-orthodox-church-despite-virus

One by one, the children and adults line up for the centuries-old ritual of Holy Communion, trying to keep a proper social distance. The priest dips a spoon into the chalice of bread and wine, which the faithful believe is the body and blood of Christ, and puts it into the mouth of the first person in line....

7. Beaches and pools safe, danger lies in close contact

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/beaches-and-pools-safe-danger-lies-in-close-contact

Close contact poses a risk of transmitting coronavirus and not going to beaches, Lecturer of Internal Medicine & Infection Prevention and Control at the European University of Cyprus, Constantinos Tsioutis said Monday....

8. EU unveils virus exit roadmap, hoping to avoid more chaos

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-unveils-virus-exit-roadmap-hoping-to-avoid-more-chaos

The European Union moved Wednesday to head off a chaotic and potentially disastrous easing of restrictions that are limiting the spread of the coronavirus, warning its 27 nations to move very cautiously as they return to normal life and base their actions on scientific advice....

9. We will defeat our shared pandemic enemy and rise stronger in its wake

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/we-will-defeat-our-shared-pandemic-enemy-and-rise-stronger-in-its-wake

The story of U.S. leadership in the global battle against Covid-19 is a story of days, months, and decades. Every day, new U.S. technical and material assistance arrives in hospitals and labs around the world. These efforts, in turn, build on a decades-long foundation of American expertise, generosity, and planning that is unmatched in history....

10. Cyprus in the mix as world seeks cure

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-in-the-mix-as-world-seeks-cure

An Israeli military aircraft has delivered five tons of chloroquine to Cyprus this week, amid reports of secret wars over limited access to the drug but also uncertainty over its effectiveness in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic...

11. 20 Cyprus coronavirus patients to participate in drug clinical trial

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/20-cyprus-coronavirus-patients-to-participate-in-drug-clinical-trial

20 coronavirus-positive patients currently being treated in Cyprus hospitals will participate in the third phase of clinical testing of the influenza antiviral drug Avigan, to evaluate its safety and efficacy against Covid-19....

12. Man breaks quarantine in search of meds

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/infected-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...

13. Domestic violence cases continue on concerning upward trend

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/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....

14. Cyprus okays drugs with one big caveat

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/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...

15. Coronavirus death toll rises to seven,confirmed cases rise to 230

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/coronavirus-death-toll-rises-to-six-confirmed-cases-rise-to-230

A 77-year-old coronavirus carrier died on Monday, raising the death toll in the Republic of Cyprus to seven, while 16 more tested positive bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 230....

16. Decree bans export of medicine

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/decree-bans-export-of-medicine

A decree issued by the Health Minister on Friday banned the export of all medicine from Cyprus to any other country, including EU Member States....

17. Cyprus evaluating effectiveness of chloroquine drug against coronavirus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-evaluating-effectiveness-of-choroquine-drug-against-coronavirus

A consultative committee of experts at the Cyprus Ministry of Health is evaluating the effectiveness against coronavirus of the drug chloroquine, used to treat coronavirus in China and widely available in Cyprus....

18. Over four thousand Covid-19 tests conducted so far

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/over-4000-covid-19-test-conducted-so-far

The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics has carried out over 4,000 coronavirus tests so far, its Chief Executive Medical Director Leonidas Phylactou told the Cyprus News Agency on Thursday, adding that samples are continuously arriving at the Institute for tests....

19. Covid-19 cases jump to 97

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/covid-19-cases-jump-to-97

Confirmed coronavirus cases rose to 97 in the Republic of Cyprus after two more tested positive on Monday, with one of the new cases involving a doctor at the Limassol General Hospital....

20. Greece shuts down to beat pandemic

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greece-shuts-down-to-beat-pandemic

In a televised address to the nation on Sunday evening, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced a full lockdown, starting from 6 a.m on Monday, aimed at curbing the further spread of the coronavirus...

21. Health Minister: better safe than sorry

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/health-minister-better-safe-than-sorry

The top priority at the moment is to ensure the health of each person individually and of the public as a whole, Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou said on Friday, stressing that “I prefer to take painful decisions, even if they prove excessive in the end, rather than to remain unprotected.”...

22. Officials cave in after airport tension

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/officials-cave-in-after-airport-tension

Government officials got a taste of their own medicine on Monday after students who flew in without complying with the latest coronavirus guidelines were granted an exception after hours of tension at the airports and inside the plane...

23. EU drugs regulator say no shortages yet, steering group to monitor

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-drugs-regulator-say-no-shortages-yet-steering-group-to-monitor

The European Union’s healthcare regulator said that no drug shortages or supply disruptions have been reported in the region but that an EU steering group had convened to prevent supply bottlenecks due to the coronavirus outbreak....

24. Sir Paul Nurse: Fighting cancer through the cell cycle

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/sir-paul-nurse-fighting-cancer-through-the-cell-cycle

Holder of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, Sir Paul Nurse, visited the island last week where he participated as the honorary speaker in the 4th Lecture of Academic Excellence organized by the Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine and the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics. His lecture, entitled ‘Control of the Cell Cyle’, delved into the depths of the research which had led to his prestigious Nobel prize....

25. Woman in the north tests negative for coronavirus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/woman-in-the-north-tests-negative-for-coronavirus

Samples taken from a suspected coronavirus carrier in the north were sent to Turkey for examination, as per the request of the World Health Organization, Turkish Cypriot ‘Health Minister’ Ali Pilli said on Monday. The results came back negative, Turkish Cypriot media reported....

26. Coronavirus emergency 'holds a very grave threat' for world, says WHO

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/coronavirus-emergency-holds-a-very-grave-threat-for-world-says-who

China’s coronavirus outbreak poses a “very grave threat for the rest of the world,” the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday in an appeal for sharing virus samples and speeding up research into drugs and vaccines, Reuters reported. ...

27. China scientists identify pangolin as possible coronavirus host

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/china-scientists-identify-pangolin-as-possible-coronavirus-host

The deadly coronavirus outbreak in China could have spread from bats to humans through the illegal traffic of pangolins, the world’s only scaly mammals, which are prized in Asia for food and medicine, Chinese researchers said....

28. Wuhan coronavirus close to strand in bats

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/wuhan-coronavirus-close-to-strand-in-bats

A coronavirus known to live in bats is the closest strain of the 2019-nCoV virus that first appeared in China's Wuhan region and has since spread to other parts of Asia, with cases reported in Europe, Australia and North America, a study by Greek scientists at Athens University and the University of Crete has revealed....

29. Driver in deadly crash jailed until trial

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/driver-in-deadly-crash-jailed-until-trial

A Russian man, who is facing life in prison in connection with a fatal highway crash last week, was denied bail on Friday and shall remain behind bars until his arraignment in late March...

30. New EU health commissioner readies plan

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/new-eu-health-commissioner-readies-plan

Cyprus’ new Commissioner to the European Commission Stella Kyriakides has outlined the goals and priorities for the Health and Food Safety portfolio at a meeting held on Wednesday with Cypriot journalists...

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