Cyprus

Coronavirus: More children admitted to Makarios Hospital

There has been an increase in the number of children admitted to Makarios Hospital with Covid-19, the head of the hospital’s pediatric department Dr Avraam Elia told the Cyprus News Agency on Wednesday. He attributed the increase to the lifting of restrictive measures and the BA5 Omicron sub-variant. “The last… Cyprus Mail …


Man, 22, killed in Limassol road collision

A young man died in a road accident on Friday afternoon in Limassol. Identified as 22-year-old Vassilis Chiras, he was a passenger on a high-capacity motorcycle driven by a 21-year-old. The new fatality occurred on Domnitsas Lanitou Kavounidou Street, when under circumstances under investigation, a car driven by a 39-year-old… Cyprus Mail …


Anastasiades: State stands by all sports clubs

The government stands by all sports clubs without exception, President Nicos Anastasiades said at the inauguration ceremony of the Aek Larnaca academy sports centre on Wednesday evening. In his greeting, the president congratulated the management of the football club for naming the sports centre Nicolas Theodotou in memory of the… Cyprus Mail …


Emilianidou still critical, president to visit her on Wednesday

Labour Minister Zeta Emilianidou remains in a medically induced coma as she receives treatment in Athens after suffering cerebral aneurism, while the president is scheduled to visit her on Wednesday. The latest update on her health status was provided by the health ministry on Tuesday, which detailed that the doctors… Cyprus Mail …


Multinational Argonaftis drill returns after two years

The multinational civil-military exercise Argonaftis 2022, will take place between May 16 and 20, the defence ministry announced on Sunday. Argonaftis is an annual sea, air and land drill. It has not taken place the past two years due to Covid. It will involve the defence and foreign ministries, the… Cyprus Mail …


Cases of domestic violence rose in 2021

Last year saw an increase in the number of domestic violence incidents reported to the authorities compared to 2020, president of the Association for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in the Family (Spavo) Andri Andronikou said on Tuesday. Speaking to the Cyprus News Agency, Andronikou said a total of… Cyprus Mail …



Hospital nurses want more money to work afternoons

Plans to keep state hospitals open in the afternoons suffered a setback after nursing unions turned down the state health services (Okypy) pay offer. Nurses’ union Pasyno and the nurses’ branch of the public service union Pasydy rejected Okypy’s proposal, demanding they were paid twice as much as they had… Cyprus Mail …


MPs ponder reform of twice-yearly exams in schools

The embattled twice-yearly exams programme came in for further criticism on Monday, as Akel reiterated its call for them to be scrapped and MPs discussed various proposals to reform the policy. The House education committee held an urgent meeting on the matter amid renewed criticism of the programme. Last week,… Cyprus Mail …


Cyprus Business Now

An estimated 3.6 million unemployed people in the European Union found employment in the fourth quarter of 2021, according to data released on Wednesday by Eurostat, the EU’s statistical service. This figure is about 24.6 per cent of all those registered as unemployed in the third quarter of 2021. A… Cyprus Mail …