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New dust warning, fifth in as many days

  The Labour Inspection Department has issued yet another alert, warning of high concentrations of dust -- the fifth in as many days. It said the...

UNFICYP welcomes leaders’ decision to ease restrictions at crossing points

  The United Nations peacekeeping force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) has welcomed the decision taken by President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci to...

Man found dead in Moutallos area

  A 36 year old man was found dead in the Moutallos neighbouhood in Paphos, CNA reports. Police said they were notified around 10 pm on...

Fine and less warm than previous days, cooler weekend ahead

  It will be mainly fine and warm today, although some 8 C  cooler than the extreme heat of previous days, while the dust will...

Inspectors fine supermarket, close 3 construction sites

Labour inspectors on Thursday issued a fine to a supermarket manager because staff members were not wearing masks. In addition, they closed down three construction...

Just one Covid-19 case as Cyprus enters phase two of lockdown exit

Only one person tested positive to Covid-19 after 2647 diagnostic tests on Thursday – first day of phase two of the easing of the...

Government discuss measures and incentives to reboot economy

  The government discussed measures and incentives to reboot the economy with the Economy and Competitiveness Council at the Presidential Palace, as restrictive measures to...

Cyprus Navy vessels sail into Ayia Napa Marina to test facilities

  Ayia Napa Marina hosts on Thursday five Cyprus Navy vessels, in a trial visit to test the technical specifications and operational capabilities of the...

Special allowance paid today to 36,500 eligible beneficiaries

  Labour Minister Zeta Emilianidou said on Thursday that payment was made today to 36,500 eligible beneficiaries of three of the government's support schemes. In a...

Partial lifting of restrictions at checkpoints on June 8

There will be a partial opening of some checkpoints to allow crossings for some groups of people as from June 8, Government spokesman Kyriakos...

Clarifications on use of a/c at home, common areas

People should not be afraid to use the a/c at their homes, one of the doctors on the team advising the government told CNA...

Anastasiades, Akinci discuss checkpoints

President Nicos Anastasiades spoke on Thursday on the phone with the Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, and discussed the issue of crossing points. As CNA...

Heat takes toll on newly hatched gulls on Geronisos

The heat wave appears to have taken a heavy toll on newly hatched gulls on Geronisos island in the Paphos district. According to a post...

Experts reviewing list of 20 countries ahead of flight resumption decision

Experts are evaluating a list of 20 countries compiled by the deputy tourism ministry as potential markets this summer in view of a cabinet...

EU Commission calls on Cyprus to strengthen health system

The European Commission recommends that Cyprus take action in 2020 and 2021 to strengthen the resilience and capacity of the health system, secure adequate...

Health Minister issues new decree for phase two of lockdown exit plan

Health Minister issued on Wednesday a new decree under the Quarantine Law, allowing hairdressers and beauty salons to resume their operation from May 21...

Cyprus to apply for financial assistance from ESM’s Pandemic Crisis Support

Cyprus will tap the European Stability Mechanism’s Pandemic Crisis Support fund to cover its elevated healthcare expenditure due to the coronavirus outbreak, Minister of...

Some 2000 catering establishments reopen

Some 2000 of about 6000 licensed catering establishments are back in operation today, first day of phase two of the lockdown exit plan. Phytos Thrasyvoulou...

Invest Cyprus: Cyprus remains a safe tourist destination

Speaking during an online discussion entitled Commonwealth Tourism During the COVID-19 Lockdown: Immediate Responses and Future Opportunities, Invest Cyprus CEO George Campanellas outlined the...

Stuffed vine leaves with artichokes (Lenten)

Blanch the vine leaves in hot water. For the stuffing, finely chop the artichokes and the onions and sauté in olive oil until translucent....

Outdoor pools open with max of 10 people, team games not allowed

The Health Ministry has clarified that although exercise is permitted outdoors in groups of a maximum of 10 people, team games are not. In a...

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Repatriates make 7 out of 8 new coronavirus cases reported today

Repatriates made 7 out of eight new coronavirus cases reported today by the health ministry out of a total of 1953 tests, raising the number...

It’s merciless-Major blaze near the Panayia Evangelistria chapel in Xylofagou

  It's been a very difficult day for the fire and forestry departments as more than a dozen fires broke out all over Cyprus. A major...

Second fire at Diorios-Kapouti area in north-6th front today

  A second fire has broken out in the Diorios-Kapouti area in the Turkish-occupied north, a week after a massive blaze caused major destruction in...

Malta-Greece top low risk, Switzerland-Czech Republic higher risk for visitors to Cyprus

The Health Ministry announced the results of an epidemiological risk assessment, in an attempt to classify low and higher risk countries, when international airports...

Major Achna fire under control after burning farms, animals and tractors (update)

  A dramatic effort by a strong ground fire fighting force, a Russian Gamov helicopter and dozens of locals, brought a major blaze in the...