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Nurses: A voice to lead – Nursing the World to Health

On the occasion of International Nurses’ Day, AKEL salutes nurses all over the world and expresses its appreciation for their continuous and professional devotion to providing services and health care to people and Society. Especially in this year’s prevailing conditions, …

UK’s COVID-19 death toll tops 38,000, worst in Europe

The United Kingdom’s COVID-19 death toll topped 38,000 as of early May, by far the worst yet reported in Europe, raising questions about Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s handling of the coronavirus crisis.

Figures published by the Office for National Statistics

We sadly announce that UK Cypriot Andromachi Charilaou has passed away

 † DEATH ANNOUNCEMENT

Andromachi Charilaou 

(from Omorphita, Nicosia) An extremely popular woman, admired by many for her inspirational strength and resilience as well as her charm and elegance. She was constantly surrounded by those who loved her right until the …

Man who broke government restrictions to visit girlfriend in Cyprus jailed

Unswayed by romance, Famagusta district court on Tuesday sentenced a 35 year old man who broke the lockdown to visit his girlfriend to 45 days in prison.

The defendant was booked by police a little after 9 pm on March …

The United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP)stepping up patrols after incident in Pyla

The United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) expresses concern over an incident in Pyla and is stepping up patrols after the detonation of a small explosive device caused damages to a bakery.

“Today at around 3.00am a small explosive …

We sadly announce that UK Cypriot Georgios Nicolaou has passed away

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Georgios Nicolaou 

(from Agia Varvara, Νicosia) 

It is with great sadness we announce that our dear husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather Georgios passed away on 28 April 2020 aged 90 from heart disease. He will be …

Total restriction of flights in Cyprus extended until May 28 

Measures for the total restriction of flights due to the COVID-19 pandemic are extended for fourteen days in Cyprus, that is until May 28.

According to a press release circulated by the PIO, with a view to safeguard and further …

95% of final year high school students returned in Cyprus: Education Minister says 

Education Minister Prodromos Prodromou said that 95% of final year high school students returned to schools on Monday, following the decision to lift measures imposed mid March. Elementary and Gymnasium students are set to go back on May 21st

Police report Nicosia supermarket because an employee was not wearing a protective mask 

Police reported a supermarket in Nicosia today because one of its employees was not wearing a protective mask.

A police press release says that today between 0600 and 1800 hrs local time the police checked a total of 1,349 premises …