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Education situation in Cyprus

After the outbreak of the coronavirus crisis hundreds of teachers and school pupils, but also thousands of parents, are the protagonists of a truly moving effort, under extremely difficult conditions. We are referring to the efforts to provide on-line distance …

Fitness at home

Whether you usually attend a fitness class session at a studio, or regularly visit the gym for your workout, there is no need to stop just because you can no longer attend these places. Why not get fit in the …

More than 16,000 staff needed to run Nightingale Hospital at full capacity

More than 16,000 members of staff could be needed to run London’s new NHS Nightingale Hospital to treat coronavirus patients should it reach full capacity.

The new 4,000-bed temporary facility at the ExCel convention centre in east London is due …

AKEL in Cyprus contributes 20,000 Euros to the University of Cyprus Research Centre

AKEL C.C. Press Office, 2nd April 2020, Nicosia

AKEL, backing the efforts that are underway first and foremost so that we have a better understanding of what coronavirus is, but also what similar diseases are, as well as the research …

Two Cypriot students resort to court to be allowed repatriation amid coronavirus crisis

Two students studying abroad have appealed to Cypriot courts seeking to obtain a court order allowing them to repatriate.

Attorney-General Costas Clerides told CNA that the two students appealed to the District and Administrative Courts seeking temporary emergency decrees allowing …

More than 150 violations for unnecessary movement reported in 12 hours in Cyprus

A total of 153 drivers and pedestrians were reported by the Police for violations of the decree for unnecessary movement issued by the Minister of Health to restrict the spread of coronavirus.

A Police press spokesman told CNA that Police …

COVID-19: chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine only to be used in clinical trials or emergency use programmes

Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ)  should only be used if they are prescribed by a physician, the Ministry of Health said in a statement.

Citing the European Medicines Agency, (EMA) the Ministry said the two medicines are currently authorised for malaria …

Cyprus extends flight ban for further 14 days

Cyprus has extended a ban on all commercial flights for another two weeks until April 17 to restrict the spread of the coronavirus.

A Press and Information official press release  said Yiannis Karousos, Minister of Transport, Communications and Work, issued …

Applications for loan instalments suspension surpass 7,000 in Cyprus

Applications for loan instalments in Cyprus have exceeded 7,000 after the government announced a moratorium on loan instalments for nine months as part of extraordinary measures to mitigate impact of the coronavirus epidemic.

The House Plenary approved a law for …

Foreign Ministry in Cyprus was shut down last night, so that its premises would be disinfected as diplomat found positive to COVID-19

The Cyprus News Agency (CNA) has learned that the diplomat had come in contact recently at the Ministry with a small number of other diplomats and that as soon as he was tested positive to the coronavirus yesterday, the Ministry …