Constantinos Tsintas

WHO halts hydroxychloroquine, HIV drugs in COVID trials after failure to reduce death

  The World Health Organization (WHO) said it was discontinuing its trials of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and combination HIV drug lopinavir/ritonavir in hospitalised patients...

Paphos hotel employees in possession of drugs and large cash stash (update 2)

  A targeted anti-drug squad operation at a Paphos hotel led to the arrest of three Limassol men in possession of cocaine, cannabis and almost...

Fatal motorcycle accident on Polis-Pomos road, youth killed (update 2)

  A youth was killed on the Polis Chrysochous-Pomos road at dawn, when he lost control of his racing motorbike and crashed into on the...

Cyprus on orange heat alert as heatwave drags on-43+today

  Cyprus is on orange heat alert today, as temperatures remain dangerously high for the fourth consecutive day. 43 degrees are predicted for inland regions, with...

Covid cases in Cyprus go over the 1000 mark-three today, one a Serbian football player

  Three coronavirus cases were reported in Cyprus today after 1699 tests and following two days of zeros. This means that the number goes up to...

Orange heat warning tomorrow, just one step from red alert-43+degrees

  The Met Office has issued an orange warning for tomorrow as temperatures are expected to reach or even surge beyond 43 degrees inland. One step...

Barcelona’s landmark Sagrada Familia reopens for key covid workers

  Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia basilica reopened today, giving frontline workers the chance to have the usually tourist-packed landmark to themselves in recognition of their efforts...

Apollon Serb football player positive to Covid following Belgrade return

  Serb football player Djordje Denic, currently playing for Limassol football club Apollon, tested positive to Covid-19, following his return from Belgrade. In a statement, the...

Catalonia curbs movement of 200,000 people after new coronavirus outbreak

  Spain’s north-eastern region of Catalonia enforced a new lockdown on more than 200,000 people, after several new outbreaks of the coronavirus were detected. Residents in...

‘Beautiful’ to have a pint – England’s pubs, restaurants and hairdressers reopen

  People could get a drink in a pub, have a meal in a restaurant or get a haircut for the first time in over...

Italy eyes measures to support auto, tourism industries: PM

  Italy is considering fiscal measures to spur investments in the auto and tourism industries, two of the sectors that have been hardest hit by...

India coronavirus cases hit record high amid monsoon rains

  India recorded its highest singe-day spike of coronavirus cases on Saturday, with over 22 thousand new cases and 442 deaths, as infections rose in...

Iran imposes new curbs as coronavirus toll rises

  Iranians who do not wear masks will be denied state services and workplaces that fail to comply with health protocols will be shut for...

Traffic building on highway to Napa-Protaras as people escape Nicosia heatwave

  Traffic was gradually building this morning on the highway to the coastal areas of Ayia Napa and Protaras, as the persistent heatwave, predicted to...

Japan floods kill 14 in pensioners’ home

  Torrential rains have caused extensive flooding in many areas of Japan, more so the west of the country, causing fatalities and major damage to...

Temperature rising further tomorrow, 43 on the hottest Sunday yet

Brace yourselves for yet another scorcher tomorrow for the fourth day running as the hot air mass will persist over the island, taking temperatures...

More bodies in mass grave after Myanmar jade mine landslide, more than 170 perish

  Dozens more jade miners killed in a landslide in northern Myanmar were buried today, a local official said, after 77 others were interred in...

10 flights from European destinations to Paphos, increasing this month and August

  Eighteen flights were scheduled at Paphos Airport today, ten arriving from European destinations, including Dublin, Stansted, Bucharest (2), Budapest, Riga, Bournemouth, Bratislava, Mykonos and...

10 businesses charged with covid violations

  10 businesses were charged with covid violations over the past 24 hours, out of a total of 487 checks throughout Cyprus. Police made clear in...

Fire in moving car, tragedy averted as driver remains calm

The worst was averted this morning in the Paphos-Polis road, near the Tsada community, when a moving car caught fire and was gutted by...

Man forgets electric stove on, causes fire

  Μake sure all electrical appliances are off when leaving the house, we are reminded by an incident in Nicosia last night, when a man...

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Thirteen new corona virus cases detected out of 3,486 tests

According to the Epidemiological Surveillance Unit of the Ministry of Health 13 new cases of the SARS-CoV-II virus were detected out of a total...

Results of island-wide random tests will show the way forward, scientific team says

The 10,000 corona virus random tests that were launched yesterday island-wide will show the way forward on how to address the pandemic, members of...

Bad loans in Cyprus down by €43 million in the first quarter of 2020

Cyprus recorded a further decrease of €43 million or 0.5% in aggregate Non Performing Loans (NPLs) at the end of March 2020 compared with...

Baby born as Beirut blast rips through hospital

As a devastating blast wave tore across Beirut after a warehouse explosion, Emmanuelle Khnaisser prepared to give birth to a baby boy as the...

Mainly fine weather with orange alert for extremely high temperatures on Friday

Mainly fine weather on Friday with an orange alert for extremely high temperatures issued – in effect from 12pm to 5pm. Temperatures are expected to...