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Around 700 people will return to Cyprus in coming days, Transport Minister says 

A total of 198 Cypriots have arrived in Cyprus from various countries abroad where they were stranded due to the coronavirus pandemic, Transport, Communications and Works Minister Yiannis Karousos has said, adding that about 700 people will be repatriated in …

Health experts say measures taken over coronavirus outbreak in Cyprus are prompt and appropriate 

The measures taken by the government following the coronavirus outbreak are effective and well timed, health experts have said.
 
The experts of the epidemiological and scientific team attended a meeting Friday morning, chaired by President Nicos Anastasiades and in the …

Limassol – Pafos A&Εs shut for 72 hours, Nicosia – Larnaka A&Es open only for emergencies 

The Accident and Emergency Departments (A&E) in the General Hospitals of Limassol and Pafos will suspend operations for 72 hours, while in Nicosia and Larnaka they will be open only for emergency cases.  At the same time the operation of …

UK state to pay workers’ wages to stem coronavirus layoffs

LONDON (Reuters) – The British government will pay a massive share of private sector wage bills to discourage bosses from firing staff in an unprecedented move to prop up the economy through the coronavirus shutdown.Today I can announce that for …

United Kingdom is closed, Johnson shutters pubs and restaurants

Reuter(London) As the coronavirus outbreak sweeps across the world, governments, companies and investors are grappling with the biggest public health crisis since the 1918 influenza pandemic, panicked populations and imploding financial markets.

Johnson said he understood just how wrenching it …

Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateira and Great Britain visits Birmingham

The Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateira and Great Britain at the 2nd Sunday of Lent in Birmingham at the of the Dormition of the Theotokos and St Andrew the Apostle, Birmingham, Sunday, March 15, 2020

Parents urged to discuss anxiety caused by coronavirus fake news with children says UK Cypriot Linda Papadopoulos

Parents are being urged to talk to children about their coronavirus concerns in the face of anxiety-inducing fake news and online scaremongering.

As young people across the UK prepare for school closures, psychologist Dr Linda Papadopoulos has warned the public …

Author Andrea Levy celebrated with Islington Heritage Plaque

Islington Council has celebrated the life and work of author Andrea Levy by unveiling an Islington Heritage Plaque on her childhood home.

In a joy-filled ceremony at Twyford House on Elwood Street in Highbury, Andrea’s husband Bill Mayblin unveiled the …

Split by war, Cyprus joins in prayer over coronavirus

NICOSIA, March 20 (Reuters) – Religious leaders of Cyprus said on Friday they were joined in prayer to fight coronavirus in a rare display of unity on the war-divided island.

Leaders of the main religious groups, including the head of …

Two flights to repatriate Cypriots stranded in the UK 

Cypriots stranded in the UK will be repatriated with two chartered flights, according to the existing plan of the Cyprus Crisis Management Center.
 
The first of the two flights will depart in the early hours of Saturday from Heathrow airport …