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1. Freedom of movement within the EU will no longer be regulated by country of origin

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/freedom-of-movement-within-the-eu-will-no-longer-be-regulated-by-country-of-origin

After calls to simplify COVID travel rules within the EU, EU Ministers meeting at the General Affairs Council in Brussels agreed on Tuesday that the three main criteria for travel within the EU will be vaccination status, covid test results or recovery certificates....

2. Cypriot court says unvax ban serves common good

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cypriot-court-says-unvax-ban-serves-common-good

Α Nicosia district judge sided with the government on banning unvaccinated persons in restricted venues, saying the decision was for the common good and based on science...

3. France bars unvaccinated from restaurants, sports venues

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/france-bars-unvaccinated-from-restaurants-sports-venues

People who aren’t vaccinated against COVID-19 are no longer allowed in France’s restaurants, bars, tourist sites and sports venues unless they recently recovered from the virus....

4. 'Some people may not make it': athletes risk failing Beijing COVID-19 tests

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/some-people-may-not-make-it-athletes-risk-failing-beijing-covid-19-tests

Strict COVID-19 testing requirements for the Beijing Winter Olympics could see more athletes from high-risk Omicron regions banned from participating, but the system in place will be as flexible as possible, an Olympic medical adviser told Reuters....

5. Cyprus has not discussed endemicity of COVID, Health Minister says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-has-not-discussed-endemicity-of-covid-health-minister-says

The endemicity of COVID has not been on the table in Cyprus, Health Minister Michalis Hadjipantelas said, noting that what has been discussed is learning how to live with the virus....

6. Germany: Omicron outbreak leads to record high numbers

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/germany-omicron-outbreak-leads-to-record-high-numbers

Germany registered more than a hundred thousand cases of Covid infections within the last 24 hours, according to data released early Wednesday. ...

7. Infected patients in Cyprus get on new antiviral pill

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/infected-patients-in-cyprus-go-on-new-antiviral-pill

Over a dozen high-risk patients have been prescribed an oral antiviral drug in the Republic of Cyprus this week, but officials have declined to provide data saying the numbers were too small to form a big picture...

8. 'Test to stay' in schools temporary measure for now

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/test-to-stay-in-schools-temporary-measure-for-now

A meeting was held today at the Ministry of Education to inform representatives of educational organizations POED, OELMEK and OLTEK and the organized parents of Primary and Secondary Education for the implementation of the test to stay in schools. ...

9. Halting progress and happy accidents: How mRNA vaccines were made

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/halting-progress-and-happy-accidents-how-mrna-vaccines-were-made

Skeptics have seized on the rapid development of the vaccines to undermine the public’s trust in them. But the breakthroughs behind the vaccines unfolded over decades as scientists across the world pursued research in disparate areas, never imagining their work would one day come together to tame the pandemic of the century....

10. Molnupiravir now available in Cyprus as of today

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/molnupiravir-now-available-in-cyprus-as-of-today

MSD's oral antiviral medicine Molnupiravir/Lagevrio, will be available only with a prescription from Monday, 17 January, according to the Ministry of Health in Cyprus....

11. Djokovic facing deportation from Australia after losing court appeal

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/djokovic-facing-deportation-from-australia-after-losing-court-appeal

Novak Djokovic was set to be deported from Australia after a court on Sunday dismissed his appeal against the government's cancellation of his Australian visa on the grounds that his decision not to be vaccinated posed a risk to the country....

12. Changes to quarantine release procedure

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/changes-to-quarantine-release-procedure

The Ministry of Health has announced that from January 17, 2022, those who have completed the mandatory 10-day quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19 will be automatically released without the intervention of their GP....

13. Reference Hospital’s capacity at 96%

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/reference-hospital-s-capacity-at-96

The capacity of Famagusta General Hospital, which operates as the Reference Hospital for COVID-19, climbed to 96%, Amalia Hadjiyianni, the Hospital's Scientific Director told the Cyprus News Agency, adding that 81% of the hospitalized patients are not vaccinated....

14. COVID-19: Self-isolation for fully jabbed in England cut from seven days to five

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/covid-19-self-isolation-for-fully-jabbed-in-england-cut-from-seven-days-to-five

The isolation period for fully vaccinated people in England who test positive for COVID will be reduced from seven days to five, the health secretary has announced....

15. The coronavirus loses 90% of its infectiousness after 20 minutes in the air

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/research-the-coronavirus-loses-90-of-its-infectiousness-after-20-minutes-in-the-air

The coronavirus can lose up to 90% of its ability to infect humans within 20 minutes of being in the air, while most of its virulence decreases in the first five minutes, according to estimates by British scientists, who made simulations of the virus' ability to survive and infect when exhaled into the air by a carrier, combined with environmental conditions, particularly humidity....

16. Quebec to impose tax on those who refuse COVID-19 vaccinations

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/quebec-to-impose-tax-on-those-who-refuse-covid-19-vaccinations

Quebec will impose a tax on those who aren’t vaccinated against COVID-19 to offset their disproportionate cost to the health care system and encourage more people to get their shots....

17. Covid vaccinations protect pregnant women without causing complications

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/covid-vaccinations-protect-pregnant-women-without-causing-complications

Pregnant women are at greater risk of becoming seriously ill with coronavirus than non-pregnant women, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) experts confirmed yesterday during a press conference....

18. Booster shots not necessary for under 18s

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/booster-shots-not-necessary-for-under-18s

Young people under 18 years of age do not have to get a booster shot unless they suffer from reduced immunity due to medication or an illness, the head of the National Vaccination Committee in Greece, Maria Theodoridou, said Monday....

19. COVID-19: T cells from common colds can protect against coronavirus infection, study finds

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/covid-19-t-cells-from-common-colds-can-protect-against-coronavirus-infection-study-finds

People with high levels of T cells from common colds are less likely to catch COVID, according to a new peer-reviewed study....

20. A 79-year-old man from Devon is the first rare case of bird flu in humans in Britain

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/a-79-year-old-man-from-devon-is-the-first-rare-case-of-bird-flu-in-humans-in-britain

Alan Gosling, 79, of Devon, is the first person in the UK to become infected with the bird flu. It is the first-ever human case of bird flu recorded in Britain....

21. Tennis star Djokovic wins court battle to stay in Australia

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/tennis-star-djokovic-wins-court-battle-to-stay-in-australia

World number one Novak Djokovic was released from Australian immigration detention on Monday after winning a court challenge to remain in the country to pursue his bid for a record 21st Grand Slam title at the upcoming Australian Open....

22. Kyriakides: Vaccination coverage in the adult population of the EU reached 80%.

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/kyriakides-vaccination-coverage-in-the-adult-population-of-the-eu-reached-80

According to European Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides, 80% of the adult population in the EU has been vaccinated, which is an important milestone in its COVID vaccination program. ...

23. Pre-departure covid travel tests no longer required to visit England as of 7th January 2022

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/pre-departure-covid-travel-tests-no-longer-required-to-visit-england-as-of-7th-january-2022

As of today, 7th of January 2022, from 04:00 GMT, fully vaccinated travellers going to England will no longer have to take a test before they travel....

24. A soul for 80 euros

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/a-soul-for-80-euros

With all the news about viruses, measures, political grandstanding and bickering these days, it's good to know that some people still have heart. ...

25. Israel adopts a new strategy in the fight against the pandemic

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/israel-adapts-a-new-strategy-in-the-fight-against-the-pandemic

Israel is changing its quarantine and diagnostic policy in a bid to ensure lasting protection for those vulnerable to the spread of the Omicron variant, the health ministry said....

26. New measures announced today by the Ministry of Health

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

New measures to deal with the spread of the coronavirus were announced today by the Minister of Health, Michalis Hadjipandela....

27. Schools are opening despite the outbreak of the pandemic

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/schools-are-opening-despite-the-outbreak-of-the-pandemic

Calls from the public and within the Scientific Advisory Committee for a slight postponement in the opening of schools have not dampened the government's position on their planned return next week. ...

28. A record 4.5 million Americans quit their jobs in November

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/a-record-4-5-million-americans-quit-their-jobs-in-november

A record 4.5 million Americans voluntarily left their jobs in November, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This pushed the quits rate to 3%, matching the high from September....

29. 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...

30. Nine children hospitalised with COVID

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/nine-children-hospitalised-with-covid

Nine children are receiving treatment for COVID right now at Makarios Children`s Hospital, and the Head of the pediatric ward says that this is the highest number of hospitalizations since the pandemic broke out. Dr. Avraam Elia called on parents once again to vaccinate their kids....

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