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China approves Sinovac Biotech COVID-19 vaccine for general public use

Sinovac Biotech said on Saturday that its unit's COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for use by the general public by China's medical products regulator. It...

33,000 inoculations against Covid so far, says Health Ministry

A total of 32,837 Covid inoculations took place in Cyprus from 27 December 2020 until 5 February 2021, the Health Ministry said in an...

U.S. to drop Houthi terrorist designation due to Yemen crisis

The United States intends to revoke the Houthi movement's terrorist designation in response to Yemen's humanitarian crisis, reversing one of the Trump administration's most...

Eurostat: Cyprus one of six EU members with no minimum wage

As of 1 January 2021 only Denmark, Italy, Cyprus, Austria, Finland and Sweden do not have a minimum wage, says a new Eurostat report...

‘No woman is alone’ says MJPO in support of alleged sexual abuse victim

Minister of Justice and Public Order Emily Yiolitis said she stands by shooting athlete Andri Eleftheriou who spoke out last month about being sexually...

Myanmar generals shut down internet as thousands protest coup

Myanmar's junta shut down the internet in the country on Saturday as thousands of people took to the streets of Yangon to denounce this...

Paphos: 25-year-old dies in motorcycle accident

A 25-year-old man has died in a road accident in Paphos on Friday night, police have said. The man was named as Victoras Papadopoulos, a...

Another warm day, temperature at 23 C inland

Today will be mainly fine with increased cloud to be observed in the afternoon locally on the west and north coasts. Temperatures will reach 23...

Christopher Plummer, ‘Sound of Music’ star of stage and screen, dead at 91

Christopher Plummer, a patrician Canadian who starred as widower Captain von Trapp opposite Julie Andrews in the blockbuster 1965 musical "The Sound Of Music" and...

Rapid antigen test locations on Monday, December 28

The Health Ministry announced the sites where the general public can take a free rapid antigen test on Monday, December 28. These are: LIMASSOL Grigoris Afxentiou Square...

One death, 266 new PCR cases, another 238 from rapid tests

The Health Ministry announced one new death from Coronavirus on Sunday, a man aged 81 with underlying conditions who was being treated at the...

Government admonishes vandalism of scientific expert’s car

Government spokesman Kyriacos Koushos rebuked the vandalism of the car of member of the government's expert committee on Coronavirus Dr Leontios Kostrikis on Sunday. According...

‘The beginning of the end’: Europe rolls out vaccines to see off pandemic

Europe launched a mass COVID-19 vaccination drive on Sunday with pensioners and medics lining up to get the first shots to see off a...

G/C position on Cyprus solution hasn’t changed, says President

The position of the Greek Cypriot side on the solution of the Cyprus problem hasn’t changed, President Nicos Anastasiades said on Sunday. He was commenting...

EXPLAINER-Where are we in the COVID-19 vaccine race?

The European Union gave approval on Dec. 21 for the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE, the latest regulatory go-ahead for...

Elderly man found on floor 3 days after a fall dies in hospital

An 84 year old man rescued on Saturday by police in Limassol three days after he had a fall at his home died in...

Brexit offers Britain chance to do financial services differently -minister

Brexit offers Britain a chance to do things differently in financial services, finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Sunday, but it will co-operate with...

Messages of hope from first pensioners to get the jab in Nicosia

Andreas Raounas, an 84 year old resident of a Care Home, in Nicosia, Panagiota Loizou Fylaktou, 88 years of age and the Director of...

Archaeologists uncover ancient street food shop in Pompeii

Archaeologists in Pompeii, the city buried in a volcanic eruption in 79 AD, have made the extraordinary find of a frescoed hot food and drinks...

Paphos vaccine rollout starts Monday

The vaccine rollout in Paphos will begin on Monday with inoculations at three care homes in Kissonerga, the CNA reports. Health Ministry spokesperson Margarita Kyriacou...

Vaccination against Covid-19 in Cyprus kicks-off in Limassol (photos, video)

Residents and staff at the Panayia Care Home in Limassol are the first to have received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in Cyprus. The first person in...

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352 new cases of COVID-19, no deaths announced on Monday

The Health Ministry announced 352 new Coronavirus cases out of 40,891 PCR and rapid antigen tests on Monday, 8 March, taking confirmed infections to...

Where to get a rapid test on Tuesday, 9 March

Aiming at the continuous surveillance of the community and the workplaces, the free programmes of rapid antigen testing of the general population and employees...

SA Black pilot inspires women to reach for the sky

Refilwe Ledwaba is South Africa's first Black female helicopter pilot and today she's helping other young women to break the glass ceiling and take...

Germans welcome first re-opening stage as some businesses allowed to reopen

Germans joyfully welcomed the re-opening of its first businesses on Monday (March 8) after four months of lockdown. "I think it's wonderful. I think it's...

90% of complaints for sexual harassment come from public sector

The biggest number of complaints about sexual harassment at work has been submitted by women, Maria Stylianou Lottides, Commissioner for Administration and Human Rights,...