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1. COVID-19 JN.1 sub variant surpasses 3000 cases

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/covid-19-jn-1-sub-variant-surpasses-3000-cases

Coronavirus outbreaks are increasing in Cyprus and Europe in general, following the emergence of the ''Omicron 2'' JN.1 sub variant....

2. Negative COVID-19 tests and masks now required in select areas

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/negative-covid-19-tests-and-masks-now-required-in-select-areas

A meeting of the Scientific Monitoring Committee for Covid-19 under Minister of Health Dr Popi Kanari decided on Wednesday to introduce negative COVID-19 tests as well as the use of protective face masks in specific areas....

3. Officials unveil bold dual vaccination strategy

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/officials-unveil-bold-dual-vaccination-strategy

Cyprus' Ministry of Health has unveiled its vaccination strategy for the upcoming fall/winter season, targeting COVID-19 and seasonal influenza. Key highlights include:...

4. New Omicron vaccines to arrive in US and Greece

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/new-omicron-vaccines-to-arrive-in-us-and-greece

Updated vaccines targeting the Omicron subvariant of the coronavirus are expected in the United States in late September and in Greece by mid-fall, Theodora Psaltopoulou, a professor of epidemiology at the University of Athens, told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (AMNA). ...

5. New COVID vaccine meets Eris variant challenge

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/new-covid-vaccine-meets-eris-variant-challenge

A new COVID vaccine is due out next month, but health experts and analysts say it is likely to be coolly received even as hospitalizations from "Eris", a variant of the Omicron form of the coronavirus, rise around the country....

6. Pfizer's value sinks $144B on COVID changes

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/pfizer-s-value-sinks-$144b-on-covid-changes

Pfizer has lost $88billion in market share and $144billion in value since its market peak in just one year as the drugmaker suffers a major hangover from the success of its COVID vaccine....

7. Talk about Arcturus variant reaches Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/talk-about-arcturus-covid-variant-reaches-cyprus

So far we do not know whether the new COVID variant Arcturus has reached Cyprus, Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Virology at the School of Medicine of the University of Nicosia, Dr. Petros Karayiannis told the Cyprus News Agency...

8. Tourism revenues are on the mend

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/tourism-revenues-are-on-the-mend

Savvas Perdios, the deputy tourism minister, spoke with K shortly after his trip to New York and Washington, D.C., about the ministry's investment in this market and the need to gradually lay the groundwork for increased American visitor numbers in Cyprus....

9. Cyprus wrestles with decision on China measures

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-wrestles-with-decision-on-china-measures

Cypriot health officials are meeting on Tuesday to sift through data before deciding on possible COVID measures on travelers from China, but the task is made more difficult by criticism from a local expert and a new variant sweeping through the West...

10. Cyprus, EU in a quandary as China eases travel curbs

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-and-eu-in-a-quandary-as-china-eases-travel-curbs

Cypriot Health Minister Michalis Hadjipantela has called a meeting to discuss China’s easing curbs on international travel, but there were mixed signals as to what guidelines are being followed at the EU level...

11. China eases its zero-covid policy amid protests

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/china-eases-its-zero-covid-policy-amid-protests

People in China with mild or asymptomatic coronavirus cases will be allowed to isolate at home, health officials said Wednesday, in a major step away from a strict “zero-Covid” strategy that has constrained daily life for almost three years and recently set off rare nationwide protests....

12. Health Minister calls for meeting to assess increase in covid cases

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/health-minister-calls-for-meeting-to-assess-increase-in-covid-cases

Minister of Health Michalis Hadjipantela said that there has been an increase in COVID-19 cases in the past few days adding that an extraordinary meeting will take place on Wednesday with the Scientific Advisory Committee to assess the course of the pandemic in the next months....

13. Cyprus renews vaccination pitch as MEPs jab Brussels

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-renews-vaccination-pitch-as-meps-jab-brussels

A Cypriot top health official told medical professionals over the weekend that the state’s vaccination committee was constantly updating its decisions as new data on COVID-19 jabs became available, but the comments stopped short of stating new policy as criticism towards Pharma and EU bosses is picking up steam...

14. EU commissioner defends deal on older vaccines

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-health-commissioner-defends-deal-on-older-vaccines

Health commissioner Stella Kyriakides went on Cypriot state radio on Monday calling on EU citizens to get vaccinated with booster shots already made available to member states, a position she defended amid growing social and scientific doubt about a procurement strategy that included cozy texts between pharmaceutical companies and the bloc’s executives...

15. Cypriots indifferent to getting 4th dose of covid vaccine

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cypriots-indifferent-to-getting-4th-dose-of-covid-vaccine

Vaccination centers in Cyprus are experiencing a low turnout in the past two weeks for people wanting to get the 4th dose of the updated covid vaccine. So far, only 1,119 people have been vaccinated since 20 September, when vaccinations for the booster/4th dose began....

16. COVID: Cyprus transitioning to endemic period

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/covid-cyprus-transitioning-to-endemic-period

If the current decline in the number of COVID-19 cases worldwide continues, this means we will transit to the endemic period of the pandemic, Dr. Petros Karayiannis,...

17. EMA greenlights tailored vaccines for COVID19 mutations

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ema-greenlights-tailored-vaccines-for-covid19-mutations

The European Medicines Agency has given a positive opinion on the use of the first two variant-adapted COVID-19 booster vaccines, produced by BioNTech-Pfizer (Comirnaty) and Moderna (Spikevax) to protect against the Omicron BA.1 subvariant....

18. COVID: Double dose vaccine to be available towards the end of the year

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/covid-double-dose-vaccine-to-be-available-towards-the-end-of-the-year

Europe is expected to approve a COVID bivalent vaccine in September, that will cover both the original strain and the Omicron variant, Dr. Christos Petrou, Associate Professor of Pharmacology and member of the National Advisory Committee on Vaccination stated....

19. Kyriakides: EU states must take preventive steps to deal with Covid-19 in the fall

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/kyriakides-eu-states-must-take-preventive-steps-to-deal-with-covid-19-in-the-fall

In a letter to each of the 27 EU member states, Stella Kyriakides called on their respective Health Ministers to take preemptive measures in preparation for the autumn season with regard to the coronavirus pandemic, which may include the administration of newly adapted vaccines against the Omicron variant, given the recent increase in Covid cases in the European Union. ...

20. EU recommends second Covid booster for over-60s

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-recommends-second-covid-booster-for-over-60s

European Union health agencies on Monday recommended a second Covid-19 booster for everyone above 60 amid a new rise in infections and hospitalizations across Europe....

21. Masks are back but scientist says not a setback

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/masks-are-back-but-scientist-says-not-a-setback

Face masks in all indoor closed spaces once again became mandatory on Friday in the Republic of Cyprus, with the country going through another pandemic wave and a local expert saying this is not a setback...

22. Increase in child hospitalizations due to covid

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/increase-in-child-hospitalizations-due-to-covid

An increase in the number of children with COVID admitted to Makarios Hospital has been recorded, according to the head of the Pediatric Clinic, Dr. Avraam Elia, who told CNA this is due to the lifting of all restrictive measures and the Omicron BA5 subvariant....

23. Seniors in Cyprus remain skeptical of fourth shot

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/seniors-in-cyprus-remain-skeptical-of-fourth-shot

A spectacularly small number of people over 60 got their fourth COVID jab so far in the Republic of Cyprus, with the health ministry contemplating to lower the age threshold at a time while medical experts advocating for the vaccine are jumping ship on the immunity debate...

24. Why the spike in covid cases now?

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/why-the-spike-in-covid-cases-now

For the third consecutive week, there has been a recorded spike in the number of positive covid cases in Cyprus. Last Friday's weekly report showed a 50% increase followed by an additional 3,500 positive cases which were reportedly detected from Saturday to noon on Tuesday....

25. Cyprus ready to implement new measures as covid cases rise

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-ready-to-implement-new-measures-as-covid-cases-rise

"There is no complacency, and if we need to take new measures to contain the new spread of COVID, we will do so," Minister of Health Michalis Hadjipantela assured on Wednesday....

26. Cyprus expects more than two million tourist arrivals this year

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/cyprus-expects-more-than-two-million-tourist-arrivals-this-year

Cyprus aims at attracting more than two million tourist arrivals this year, Deputy Minister for Tourism Savvas Perdios has said....

27. The mandatory use of masks will soon be abolished

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/the-mandatory-use-of-masks-will-soon-be-abolished

Minister of Health Michalis Hatjipantela sees a summer without health restrictions. In his interview with KATHIMERINI on Sunday, the Minister of Health said that the summer should go by without problems or restrictions if no new variants of the Omicron mutation appear....

28. Spread of COVID baffles locked-down Shanghai residents

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/spread-of-covid-baffles-locked-down-shanghai-residents

The cases underscore how difficult it is to stop the spread of the highly transmissible Omicron variant as China clings to its zero-COVID policy, perpetuating a cycle of lockdowns, as well as bafflement, anguish and anger....

29. Moderna asks US authorization of COVID shots for kids under 6

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/moderna-asks-us-authorization-of-covid-shots-for-kids-under-6

Moderna Inc. said on Thursday it asked U.S. regulators to authorize its COVID-19 vaccine for children under the age of 6, which would make it the first shot against the coronavirus available for those under 5-years-old....

30. EMA: No evidence to support a fourth covid shot

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ema-no-evidence-to-support-a-fourth-covid-shot

EU health agencies said on Wednesday there was no evidence to support the use of a fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer and Moderna in the general population, but they recommend a second booster for people aged 80 and above....

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