coronavirus

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 …


Coronavirus: Draconian new measures for Limassol and Paphos (Updated)

Limassol and Paphos districts will enter almost a total lockdown, beginning Thursday night and lasting until November 30, with the focus on restricting movement. The curfew in those two districts will be from 8pm to 5am and movement in or out of the districts will be prohibited with checks being… Cyprus Mail …


Coronavirus: New record of 314 cases announced (updated)

Cyprus recorded 314 cases on Saturday and one death, setting a new record for the country, with the minister calling on the public to abide by the measures. The new cases include 92 workers at a Nicosia slaughterhouse announced earlier in the day. An 82-year-old man with underlying health issues… Cyprus Mail …



Coronavirus: 130 cases announced on Saturday (Updated)

The health ministry announced 130 new incidents of people testing positive for coronavirus on Saturday, out of total of 4,285 tests. Thirty one positives came from contact tracing, 81 from private initiatives and five from passenger checks. Two were identified in lab testing at hospitals, nine through 268 GP referrals… Cyprus Mail …


Cyprus remains on England’s ‘green list’

Cyprus has remained on the England’s ‘green’ travel corridors list, despite the recent spike in coronavirus cases on the island. It means persons traveling to England from Cyprus do not need to self-isolate. These persons must have spent the last 14 days in Cyprus. If a person has visited somewhere… Cyprus Mail …


AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine trial volunteer has died

Brazilian health authority Anvisa said on Wednesday that a volunteer in a clinical trial of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University has died, stating it had received data from an investigation into the matter. The regulator said testing of the vaccine would continue after the volunteer’s death…. Cyprus Mail …