coronavirus

Coronavirus: Vaccine portal crashes minutes after opening

The vaccination portal, opened for 61 to 63 year olds on Thursday morning, again crashed just minutes after it opened on Thursday. “Attempted again today to book on line for 61 to 63 year but yet again its crashed for this age group. Really annoying and frustrating as this happened… Cyprus Mail …


Coronavirus: four deaths, 309 new cases announced on Thursday (Updated)

Four people died of Covid-19 on Thursday, while testing in the community yielded 309 more positives. The deceased are: a man aged 87 with underlying conditions, not record of vaccination, who expired at Limassol general hospital; a man aged 62 with underlying conditions, no record of vaccination, at Nicosia general… Cyprus Mail …



EU seeks access to US produced AstraZeneca vaccines

The European Union will urge the United States to permit the export of millions of doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine as it scrambles to bridge supply shortfalls, the Financial Times reported. The 27-nation EU also wants Washington to ensure the free flow of shipments of crucial vaccine ingredients needed in… Cyprus Mail …


UK preparing staged exit from Covid lockdown, pubs to open in May

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is considering a staged exit from COVID-19 lockdown that would see pubs and restaurants reopen in May, and hospitality and domestic holiday industries not fully reopening until July, the Daily Mail reported. Johnson, who will set out the path out of lockdown on Feb. 22,… Cyprus Mail …



Coronavirus: Cyprus braces for harsher restrictions

A three-week ‘lockdown lite’ seems the likeliest scenario today when the government announces extra curbs on movement – including a return to the SMS system –aiming to contain the spread of the coronavirus and give straining hospitals some breathing space. As of Thursday evening, there were 196 people hospitalised, very… Cyprus Mail …


Our View: Increasing bed capacity, not lockdown should be government priority

After the discussions about the epidemiological situation and scientific advisory team’s proposals for additional restrictions, President Anastasiades came up with a positive point, according to deputy government spokesman, Panayiotis Sentonas. After thanking all the members of the scientific team for their cooperation and contribution to combating the pandemic, Anastasiades noted… Cyprus Mail …


Coronavirus: High school teachers demand to work from home

High school teachers on Monday said they were being discriminated against since they were being asked to be physically present at their workplaces compared to the rest of the civil servants who were asked to work from home. In a letter, high school teachers’ union Oelmek, called on the health… Cyprus Mail …


Coronavirus: 248 new cases takes total past 10,000 mark (updated)

The health ministry on Saturday announced 248 new coronavirus cases, including 69 cases confirmed through PCR tests after they tested positive with a rapid test in previous days. They bring the total number of cases so far to 10,231. The new cases were a result of 14,455 tests, out of… Cyprus Mail …