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3rd consecutive day of red alert for forest fires

The Forestry Department has issued yet another fire red alert on Monday, the CNA reports. In an announcement, the Department emphasised that lighting a fire...

Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

Last updated: 06/07/2020 08:53 Rising coronavirus cases in 39 U.S. states cast a shadow over the nation's Fourth of July celebrations as health experts worried...

Ministry updates list of countries for travel to Cyprus – Israel in Category C

The Health Ministry on Friday issued a revised list of countries regarding their epidemiological risk as regards coronavirus for travel purposes, moving Israel from...

No new Coronavirus cases for second consecutive day

No new coronavirus cases were reported in Cyprus on Friday after 1538 tests, which means the total number remains at 999 for the second...

New yellow warning; temperatures at 42 C on Saturday

The Department of Meteorology issued on Friday another yellow alert for extremely high temperatures on Saturday. The alert is in force from 11 am until...

Limassol Wine Festival cancelled for 6th time since 1961

Limassol Mayor Nicos Nicolaides said on Friday that the municipal council has decided to cancel the city's wine festival for 2020 due to Coronavirus,...

Gilead’s COVID-19 antiviral remdesivir gets conditional EU clearance

The European Commission said on Friday it had given conditional approval for the use of antiviral remdesivir in severe COVID-19 patients following an accelerated review process,...

Third arrest for robbery, beating of 66-year-old woman – UPDATE

Police have arrested a 47-year-old man from Limassol on Thursday to facilitate questioning in a case of robbery and the critical injury of a 66-year-old woman...

Limassol: Man arrested for assault, robbery of 68-year-old – UPDATE

A 68-year-old woman from Limassol was attacked on Thursday night while walking home by a man who hit her and stole her wallet, the...

Father of woman accountant remanded for Limassol funds embezzlement

The Limassol District Court has remanded in custody for seven days the 73-year-old father of a 49-year-old woman accountant of a Limassol group of...

Household saving rate all time high at 16.9% in the euro area

The household saving rate in the euro area increased to 16.9% in the first quarter of 2020, from 12.7% in the fourth quarter of...

France’s Macron picks new prime minister to reinvent presidency

President Emmanuel Macron named Jean Castex, a top civil servant and local mayor who orchestrated France's coronavirus lockdown exit strategy, as his new prime minister...

Cyprus’ rare nocturnal butterfly and endemic beetle (photos)

The Department of Forests took to social media to introduce the public to two rare and protected insect species that visitors to Cyprus' forests...

Greece reveals more measures to shield jobs, firms from COVID-19 impact

Greece's economy performed better than others in the eurozone in the first quarter but the hit from coronavirus restrictions in the second and third...

UK in Category B from August 1

Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou said on Friday that based on the current epidemiological situation, the UK will be incorporated in Category B of travellers...

77% of Covid cases reported in the last 14 days were imported – report

By June 30th, a total of 998 Covid-19 cases and 26 deaths (case fatality rate: 2.6%) have been reported in the Republic of Cyprus,...

Beaches beckon as England to end quarantine for more than 50 countries

England's coronavirus quarantine rules for more than 50 countries including Germany, France, Spain and Italy is to end, the British government said on Friday,...

Akamas: Couple injured after car falls off cliff

A couple residing in Paphos fell off a cliff and into the sea in Lara after they stopped in their car to see the...

KEDIPES proceeds plunge by 35.6% due to coronavirus pandemic

Revenue of KEDIPES, the state-owned asset management company plunged by 35.6% in the first quarter of 2020 compared with Q4 of 2019, due to...

Inflation plunged by an annual 2% in June affected by Covid-19

Inflation in Cyprus plunged by an annual 2% in June, marking the highest yearly drop since July 2015, as prices continue to decline affected...

Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

Last updated: 03/07/2020 08:19 The United States reported more than 55,000 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, a new daily global record for the coronavirus pandemic,...

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162 new cases, five deaths announced on Monday

The Health Ministry announced the death of five persons due to COVID-19. This raises the death toll from the virus in Cyprus to 175,...

Where to get antigen rapid tests on Tuesday

The Health Ministry announced the following antigen rapid test sites for Tuesday, 19 January 2021: LIMASSOL Apostle Loucas Church, Agios Athanasios 08:30-16:30 Agios Stylianos Church, Linopetra 08:30-16:30 Cultural...

Searches for 70 year old woman missing at sea suspended due to bad weather

Searches to find a 70 year old woman missing off the Phiikoudes beach in Larnaca have been suspended due to extremely bad weather conditions...

Tourist arrivals plunge by 84% in 2020 in one of Cyprus’ worst tourist seasons due to Covid

Tourist arrivals in Cyprus reached a mere 631,609 plunging by 84.1% year on year in one of the worst ever season for Cyprus’ tourist...

Germany demands release of Kremlin critic Navalny

Germany on Monday demanded the release of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, detained on Sunday on his return to Russia, and said it would discuss...