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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 …


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 …


Cyprus should follow Greece’s lead regarding Turkey

Cyprus’ politicians should reflect the public’s priorities By Christos P Panayiotides We have recently seen significant political developments. The Greek government has clearly indicated that it is actively seeking a compromise on its disputes with Turkey, a solution based on international law. The practical proof of its good intentions was… Cyprus Mail …


Fuel terminal removal timeframe on schedule, asphalt plant dispute rumbles on

Energy Minister Natasa Pilides said on Monday the government is intent on committing to the timeframe for transferring the fuel terminals in Larnaca decided between the president and the companies on Friday. In statements after a meeting with Larnaca mayor Andreas Vyras, the municipal council and President Nicos Anastasiades, Pilides… Cyprus Mail …