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Eight more cononavirus cases announced on Wednesday in Cyprus

Eight more confirmed COVID-19 cases were announced on Wednesday, by Professor of Molecular Virology at the Department of Biological Sciences of the University of Cyprus, Leondios Kostrikis, bringing the total to 132 in the government-controlled areas of the island. The …

Call for blood donation in Cyprus

The Ministry of Health blood bank has called on the public to donate blood so that there will be an adequate quantity of blood products for the patients.

On March 24 blood donation was the lowest ever in Cyprus and …

Cyprus is evaluating choroquine as a drug which could be used against COVID-19

A consultative committee of experts at the Cyprus Ministry of Health is in the process of evaluating a medicine, specifically chloroquine, used against the coronavirus in China, which has had indications of being effective, the committee’s member and professor of …

Cyprus Institute of Neurology has carried out over 4000 coronavirus tests

The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics has carried out so far over 4000 coronavirus tests, its Chief Executive Medical Director Leonidas Phylactou has told the Cyprus News Agency (CNA), adding that samples are continuously arriving at the Institute for …

Statement by Sir Stelios  Haji-Ioannou /Airbus – The elephant in the room

Commenting on recent media coverage of easyJet and the Covid-19 emergency, the airline’s founder and biggest shareholder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou said:

“All recent newspaper reporting of easyJet’s current cash flow problem misses an important point. By far and away the

Metropolitan Police commissioner reassures Londoners police will continue to keep streets safe

Commissioner Cressida Dick, while out on patrol with officers in Battersea yesterday (24 March), reassured Londoners that the Met carries on policing to keep London safe.

Since the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday (23 March) officers have been on the …

UK Cypriot Mary Eleftheriou sadly passes away

 Mary Eleftheriou Beloved and Beautiful mother, grandmother, sister, godmother, aunt, and cousin, Mary (“Maria”) passed away peacefully on 19 th March 2020. Her decline over the past year has been slow, steady, and filled with grace; the end came quickly, …

UK Cypriot Sotiris Petrou sadly passed away at 100

 DEATH ANNOUNCEMENT 

Sοtiris Petrou (from Akanthous, Cyprus) Passed away on Sunday 15.03.2020 at the age of 100. he turned a Hundred years old this year on the 31st January 2020.

Sotiris Petrou came to the UK in 1946 from the …

Haringey coronavirus (COVID-19) updates

Using public transport

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today announced that new data from TfL shows a significant reduction in the number of people using the Tubes and buses in response to the coronavirus outbreak – Tube and rail …

Witness appeal following assault of a Police officer in Cheshunt

  • On Saturday 14 March, a police officer was assaulted in Crossbrook Street, Cheshunt.

  • A 14 year old was arrested at the scene, and has since been released on bail.

Officers are appealing for witnesses and information after a police officer …