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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 …


A day with the lacemakers of Lefkara

A Lefkara lacemaking workshop for beginners brings together history, artistry and a satisfying sense of community and achievement, Annette Chrysostomou discovered Traditional lace making in Lekfara will never be what it once was, but that does not mean it’s dying. An event I attended last week convinced me there is… 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 …


Tatar’s election a ‘negative development’ Akel says (Update 1)

Main opposition Akel said Sunday the election of Ersin Tatar’ as the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community was “a negative development”, given his position on the Cyprus problem. “Nonetheless, in view of the fact that the UN Secretary-General has repeatedly reiterated his intention to undertake efforts to revive the… Cyprus Mail …


Coronavirus: 41 new cases on Monday

Forty-one new cases of coronavirus were announced on Monday out of a total of 2,610 tests. The new cases includes six trainee nurses at Limassol general hospital. MORE LATER   Cyprus Mail …


Cyprus demands Turkey sanctions at EU summit, stalls on Belarus (Update 4)

Cyprus on Thursday defied rising pressure to approve European Union sanctions on Belarus at a leaders’ summit, urging fellow EU governments to also sanction Turkey over its oil and gas drilling in the Mediterranean. Meeting in Brussels for a two-day summit, leaders were set to confront Cyprus, which is accused of… Cyprus Mail …