Cyprus News

Fears of wave of redundancies

There are fears of a wave of redundancies which will put a strain on the Redundancy Fund in a repeat of the crisis of 2012-13, Theano Theiopoulou reports for Phileleftheros. The government has introduced a number of schemes to help people remain in their jobs, paying part of the wages of a number of employees […]
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Queen Elizabeth cancels gun salutes for her birthday

  Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has asked that there be no gun salutes to mark her birthday on Tuesday, a reporter for ITV News said on Twitter, saying that the monarch did not feel it appropriate in light of the coronavirus crisis. Gun salutes, in which blank rounds are fired from various locations across London, are […]
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19 Covid-19 patients at Famagusta Hospital

There are 19 coronavirus patients at Famagusta General Hospital, which is the referral hospital for Covid-19. Three are in the increased care unit. Two patients whose repeat tests came back negative are expected to be discharged today. There are currently 61 recuperated coronavirus patients at the Eden Resort at Tersephanou where they will remain pending […]
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Paphos: woman in custody for burglary

Paphos district court on Saturday remanded a 21 year old woman in police custody for six days as a suspect in burglaries of four shops between April 13 and 16. The woman, a Paphos resident, was arrested yesterday. She allegedly stole money, documents, IDs and personal items of the owners.
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Doctors criticise UK government over coronavirus protection shortages

Doctors and health workers criticised the British government on Saturday for suggesting that gowns used to protect them while treating coronavirus patients could be re-used, as supplies run low across the country. Britain is at or near the peak of an outbreak of the coronavirus in which more than 14,000 people have already died – […]
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Halloumi

In recent years, halloumi cheese (or hellim) has become more and more popular and it’s easy to see why. Described by culinary aficionados as one of the world’s most grillable cheeses, halloumi is soft, mellow, curd-like and, most importantly, delicious. Its texture is somewhat similar to a firm mozzarella, however, unlike its Italian cousin it has […]
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Cyprus tourism eyes adaptation to Covid-19 reality

The coronavirus reality will dictate new rules and habits in the tourism sector and businesses will need to adapt to offer visitors what they want at this moment,  Demetra Landou reports in Phileleftheros. Catering and events establishments will need to take into consideration the new reality created by coronavirus with rules expected to be introduced […]
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Staying connected in a changing world

By Veronica Nicolaou* As we all continue to navigate through the uncertainty of this pandemic, while doing our part in lowering the curve, businesses are expected to find ways to stay active and in touch with their customers, changing their approach and adjusting to the new standards, exploring news ways of communicating. The age of COVID-19 […]
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Three arrests for illegal slaughter of goats

Police have made three arrests as they investigate a case of illegal slaughter of a number of goats at a Nicosia farm. In an announcement, police said they had raided a farm yesterday where they found three people in the process of slaughtering goats. In a vehicle parked near the premises, they found another nine […]
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New Covid-19 cases at three premises in Paphos, Nicosia

Within its authority to name those entities in the private and public sector, for public health reasons, where employees were found positive to Covid-19, the Health Ministry announced on Saturday that positive cases were found at: — Geroskipou post office. It can resume operation once the instructions of the Health Services are adhered to and […]
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Paphos Hospital kitchen closes after 5 Covid-19 cases

The kitchens of Paphos Hospital are being disinfected after the state health services organisation (Okypi) said that five staff there had tested positive for coronavirus. Food is being brought in from the private sector because the kitchen is closed. Okypi said the relevant protocol has been activated, employees have been sent home to self-isolate and […]
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Britons warned to avoid unapproved coronavirus tests

Britons should not purchase unapproved antibody tests to find out if they have had the coronavirus, the official in charge of the government’s testing programme said on Saturday, warning that they could not be relied upon and may put people at risk. Britain, like many other nations affected by the coronavirus epidemic, is trying to […]
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U.S. coronavirus crisis takes a sharp political turn

The U.S. coronavirus crisis took a sharp political turn on Friday as President Donald Trump lashed out at four Democratic governors over their handling of the pandemic after having conceded that states bear ultimate control of restrictions to contain the outbreak. The Republican president targeted three swing states critical to his re-election bid – Michigan, […]
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Fine and warm, with light dust at intervals

It will be another fine and warm day, with temperatures inland set to hit 30 C. According to the early morning weather bulletin from the Met Office, weak low pressure is affecting the area and there will be light dust in the atmosphere at intervals. Today will be mainly fine but at midday and in […]
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Alphamega says Covid-19 case at Acropolis outlet, operating normally

Alphamega hypermarkets said on Saturday that they were informed the previous evening by the Health Ministry of a confirmed coronavirus case at their Acropolis outlet. “After taking all the required steps in consultation with the ministry, the supermarket will continue to operate normally,” it said in a written announcement. Staff of the specific department have […]
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