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Bedridden patients entitled to 12 house calls a year from GP

Bedridden patients are entitled to 12 house calls from a general doctor a year under revamped rules, Gesy (general health system) clarified on Friday. In an FAQ on house calls under Gesy, who qualifies and what is covered, it said that this service had been incorporated into the system in… Cyprus Mail …


Coronavirus: Call for House approval of pandemic measures

The measures taken by the government to fight the pandemic ought to be approved by parliament, Diko MP Zaharias Koulias said on Wednesday, after tabling the issue for discussion before the House ethics committee. Koulias said in the past two years many problems had been created, including forcing people to… Cyprus Mail …


Pedestrians hit at Paphos crossing, woman aged 58 killed

A 58-year-old woman was killed by a car while crossing a road in Paphos on Saturday afternoon. The man she was walking with, aged 70, was injured in the incident and is undergoing treatment in hospital. According to police, at around 2pm Saturday the couple was hit by a car… Cyprus Mail …



Boy loses leg in motorcycle accident

A 12-year-old boy lost one of his legs on Saturday after the motorcycle on which he was a passenger collided with a car in the Famagusta district. The accident occurred at around 11 am, police said, when a car collided with the motorcycle driven by a 16-year-old with the 12-year-old… Cyprus Mail …


Don’t panic buy, Britain tells consumers

Consumers should not panic buy products as Britain is not heading back into a 1970s-style “winter of discontent” of strikes and power shortages, a junior minister said on Thursday. Soaring wholesale European natural gas prices have sent shockwaves through energy, chemicals and steel producers, and strained supply chains which were already creaking… Cyprus Mail …


‘Get out of my pub!’ Landlord challenges Labour’s Starmer (V)

Shouting “Get out of my pub”, a landlord in southern England threw out opposition Labour leader Keir Starmer on Monday and berated him for what he said was his failure to challenge the government’s COVID-19 lockdown. Starmer, who was on a campaign trip in the city of Bath before local… Cyprus Mail …


Grief-work performances continue with rending the cloth

Grief-Work is a new development in Helen Kirwan’s Memory Theatre series and her direct response to the poignancy of the pandemic. Currently artist in residence with the Cyprus Academy of Arts Residency Programme, Kirwan presents the fourth in her series of online performances this week. During this period of much… Cyprus Mail …


Coronavirus: Limassol’s King Carnival in morale-boosting tour of city

Limassol’s Carnival King has urged his co-citizens to remain positive and to smile during what he believes is a difficult and testing time for the city. Limassol municipality announced months ago there would be no carnival parade this year because of the pandemic, but it would organise alternative celebrations such… Cyprus Mail …