Cyprus

Coronavirus: 13 new cases announced on Saturday

Thirteen new coronavirus cases were announced on Saturday including two more footballers and several people who arrived from abroad. According to the health ministry the 13 new cases were among 3,220 lab tests. Three of the new cases are from the Ethnikos Achnas football club cluster. Two are players and… Cyprus Mail …


Coronavirus: testing begins in Achna after football team infected

The health ministry on Friday announced coronavirus tests for the residents of Achna community and people working and residing at care homes. According to the ministry, following a cabinet decision, a series of testing programmes will be carried out. Five hundred Achna residents will be tested in cooperation with the… Cyprus Mail …


Waste-water treatment plant for Achna

A contract for the design, construction, and operation of a €44 million waste-water treatment plant in Achna was signed on Wednesday in the presence of Agriculture Minister Costas Kadis. The plant would serve the municipalities of Dheryia and Sotria, as well as the communities of Xylofagou, Xylotymbou, Ormidhia, Ayios Georgios… Cyprus Mail …



Coronavirus: north extends compulsory quarantine for all air arrivals

Authorities in the north, where the number of coronavirus cases has reached 700, have decided to extend compulsory quarantine for all arrivals by air until October 1, inclusive. Bars, which had been allowed to operate under conditions, will also close until then, the Cyprus News Agency reported citing the Turkish… Cyprus Mail …


New Greek president to visit on Monday

The president of Greece Katerina Sakellaropoulou begins a two-day official visit to Cyprus on Monday, her first official visit abroad since assuming her duties in March. Sakellaropoulou will meet with President Nicos Anastasiades, House president, the archbishop and party leaders. At 1050am she will have a tete-a-tete meeting with Anastasiades… Cyprus Mail …


European Council President given buffer zone tour

European Council President Charles Michel was given a tour of the Buffer Zone on Wednesday as part of his visit to Cyprus. Michel was flanked by head of Unficyp Elizabeth Spehar as he was given a tour along sections of the north-south dividing line. “One island – two communities,” Michel… Cyprus Mail …


Nicosia mayor: over reliance on private cars causing traffic chaos

Nicosia mayor Constantinos Yiorkadjis has rebuffed criticism about traffic congestion in the capital, saying that it is over reliance on private cars and not road works that are to blame. The mayor has found himself in the line of fire of irate drivers stuck in long traffic queues each morning… Cyprus Mail …


Extra beds for drug rehabilitation centre

The justice ministry on Monday announced that the budget has been secured for five more beds for patients at the therapeutic community Agia Skepi that rehabilitates drug addicts. This means that Agia Skepi will now host 17 addicts in need of rehabilitation. The additional budget for the provision of the… Cyprus Mail …


TUI resuming flights to Cyprus

British tour and flight operator TUI is resuming flights to Cyprus with 11 flights arriving just this weekend. Following the lockdown and other restrictions due to the pandemic, the company had announced it would not resume flights to the island until after September 4. According to information from airport operator Hermes,… Cyprus Mail …