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Greek Cypriots in Rizokarpaso test positive to Covid-19

Seven Greek-Cypriots tested positive to Coronavirus at the Turkish-held Rizokarpaso primary school, the CNA reports. Two are a teacher and a cleaner living in the...

Britain and Canada sign post-Brexit rollover trade deal

Britain and Canada struck a rollover trade deal on Saturday to protect the flow of $27 billion-worth of goods and services between them after...

G20 to discuss post-pandemic world, back debt relief

Leaders of the 20 biggest world economies (G20) will debate this weekend how to deal with the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic that has caused a...

Nicosia: Police launch investigation into serious motorcycle accident

Police in Nicosia are investigating a motorcycle accident that took place on Friday evening and resulted in the serious injury of a 20 year...

Nursing staff test positive to Coronavirus at referral hospital

Five nurses at the Coronavirus ward of the Famagusta referral hospital have tested positive to the virus, the CNA reports. Head of the hospital Amalia...

Turkey extends Oruc Reis Navtex to 29 November

Turkey said on Saturday it was extending the naval maritime notice (Navtex) of its Oruc Reis ship until 29 November. Along with two other ships,...

EU Commissioner Kyriakides signs vaccine contract with BioNTech-Pfizer

European Commissioner on Health and Food Safety, Stella Kyriakides signed on Friday EU`s 5th vaccine contract with pharmaceutical companies BioNTech and Pfizer, as adopted...

Mall shops in Limassol, Paphos struggling amid local lockdowns

Store owners in Limassol and Paphos shopping malls are in dire straits following local lockdowns enforced there on 13 November. Speaking to the daily Phileleftheros,...

Violence erupts in Brazil after Black man beaten to death at Carrefour store

More than 1,000 demonstrators attacked a Carrefour Brasil supermarket in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre on Friday after security guards beat to...

Updates to rapid testing sites in Nicosia due to rain

The Health Ministry said on Saturday that the rapid antigen testing locations in Nicosia have changed due to weather conditions. It said in particular that...

Where to get a rapid antigen test today

The Health Ministry issued on Friday evening an updated list of the locations island-wide where the general population can take a rapid antigen test...

Two weeks after Biden named President-elect, Trump faces stinging setbacks

Joe Biden on Saturday reached the two-week mark since becoming president-elect, with President Donald Trump stinging from back-to-back setbacks in his desperate, unprecedented bid...

Rainy morning with yellow warning still in effect

Today will be wet and cloudy with some sunny spells, the Met Department said in its early morning report, while a yellow warning for...

UN envoy begins consultations for new Cyprus meeting

UN envoy Jane Holl Lute, has started consultations in order to create the conditions to prepare for a new meeting for the Cyprus issue, UN...

13 new Coronavirus cases on Sunday, says Health Ministry-UPDATE

The Health Ministry announced 13 new cases of Coronavirus in Cyprus on Sunday out of 3,177 tests. This raises the total number of confirmed cases...

Defence Minister: ‘Conclusions of the European Council send a clear message to Turkey’

The conclusions of the European Council on October 1st send a clear message in all directions, confirming the full solidarity and determination of the...

London’s Royal Opera House to sell Hockney painting to survive COVID crisis

London's Royal Opera House is to sell a 1970s painting by David Hockney as it seeks to raise cash to get through the COVID-19...

New Caledonia rejects full independence from France again

The South Pacific archipelago of New Caledonia voted against independence from France on Sunday for the second time in as many years, a provisional final count...

Child who fell from 4th floor stable and out of danger

A four year old boy who fell from the fourth floor of a Limassol residential building in Enaerios on Friday is being treated in...

Latest on the worldwide spread of coronavirus

President Donald Trump said the next few days will be the "real test" of his treatment for COVID-19, after a series of contradictory messages...

Cyprus civil servants’ salaries close to EU average, says survey (table)

A new Civil Servants' Confederation (ADEDY) survey has found that Cyprus civil servants' salaries are close to the EU average of €2,321 (€2,750 Eurozone...

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310 new cases through PCR tests announced on Friday

The Health Ministry announced 310 new Coronavirus cases out of 6,584 PCR tests on Friday 27 November and another out of 6, 311 rapid...

Health Minister concerned about situation in old people’s homes

Health Minister Konstantinos Ioannou expressed his concern about the COVID-19 cases found in old people’s homes. However, he noted that within the framework of...

NPLs in the Cyprus banking system down by €132 million in July

Non- Performing Loans (NPLs) in the Cyprus banking system dropped by €132 million continuing their downward trajectory, assisted by disposals as well as the...

Health Ministry prepares plan for COVID-19 vaccination

The plan, which will be followed by the Ministry of Health, for vaccination against the coronavirus has already been prepared, said today to CNA...

Cyprus second in EU regarding first residence permits

In 2019, about 3.0 million first residence permits were issued in the EU to non-EU citizens. The number rose by 6% (or 163 000)...