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Europe rolls out vaccines in bid to leave pandemic behind

Europe launches a cross-border vaccination programme of unprecedented scale on Sunday as part of efforts to end a COVID-19 pandemic that has crippled economies and...

Mainly fine, temperature edges up in the west

Today will be mainly fine but increased high clouds will be observed in the afternoon. Temperatures will reach 19 C inland and on the coast...

Two more deaths, 25 new PCR cases, another 208 from rapid tests

The Health Ministry announced two new deaths from Coronavirus on Saturday, a man aged 87 with underlying conditions who was being treated at the...

Heartwarming photos from around the world to beat the pandemic blues

A cat Santa from South Korea, child guardian angels from Germany and a drive-in carol service in the UK are among the subjects featured...

Rapid antigen test locations on 27 December

The Health Ministry announced the sites where the general public can take a free rapid antigen test on Sunday, 27 December. These are: LIMASSOL Grigoris Afxentiou Square...

Brexit trade deal published as UK calls for end to ‘ugly’ divisions

Britain on Saturday published the text of its narrow trade agreement with the European Union just five days before it exits one of the...

Vaccines land in Cyprus in presence of Health Minister, EU health commissioner (photos, video)

The first batch of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines arrived at Larnaca airport on Saturday around noon in the presence of Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou...

Latest on the worldwide spread of coronavirus

Pope Francis in his Christmas message said political and business leaders must not allow market forces and patent laws to take priority over making...

Rapid antigen testing extended by an hour in Limassol

FILE PHOTO Authorities announced that rapid antigen testing for the public in Limassol will end an hour later on Boxing Day. The Health Ministry said in...

Police investigate sudden death of 11-year-old on Christmas Day

An 11 year-old boy has died after losing consciousness while playing with other children at his home in Paralimni, the CNA reports. According to the...

China to leapfrog US as world’s biggest economy by 2028 – think tank

China will overtake the United States to become the world's biggest economy in 2028, five years earlier than previously estimated due to the contrasting...

18 people booked for house party at Konia

Police booked 18 young people for flouting Coronavirus measures in Konia after they were found holding a house party after midnight in the early...

Motor home explodes in Nashville, possible human remains found near site

A motor home parked on a street exploded in downtown Nashville at dawn on Friday, moments after a recorded message emanating from the vehicle...

Cyprus to receive first batch of COVID-19 vaccines, first inoculations on Sunday

The first batch of COVID-19 vaccines are expected to reach Cyprus on Saturday and the inoculations are set to begin on Sunday. Health Minister Constantinos...

Another fine day, temperatures at 19 C

Today will be mainly fine with temperatures reaching 19 C inland and on the coast and 10 C in the mountains, but increased high...

Four injured in Berlin shooting, police say

FILE PHOTO Four people were injured in a shooting in the German capital Berlin in the early hours of Saturday, police said. A police spokeswoman said...

CoronaVac efficacy at 50-90% in Brazilian trial -Sao Paulo official

The CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd showed efficacy between 50% and 90% in Brazilian trials, Sao Paulo's state health secretary...

Health Ministry presents vaccination card, issues instructions for the public

The Health Ministry issued on Friday general instructions to the public ahead of the arrival to Cyprus of the first batch of the Pfizer-BioNTech...

Two deaths and 50 new cases on Christmas Day

The Health Ministry announced two new deaths from Coronavirus on Friday, two men aged 71 and 73 with underlying health conditions that were being...

Private security guard numbers comparable to those of police

There are 3,600 licensed private security guards in Cyprus today compared to 4,800 in the police force, Phileleftheros reports. "Considering these numbers, one can even...

In Christmas message curbed by Covid, pope calls on nations to share vaccines

Pope Francis in his Christmas message on Friday said political and business leaders must not allow market forces and patent laws to take priority...

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272 new cases of COVID-19, no deaths announced on Friday

The Health Ministry announced 272 new Coronavirus cases out of 43,958 PCR and rapid antigen tests on Friday, 26 February, taking confirmed infections to...

Where to get a rapid test on Saturday, 27 February

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

Veterinary services deny they refused assistance to ship with cattle

Christodoulos Pipis, director of the Veterinary Services denied claims that the Republic of Cyprus refused assistance to “Elbeik” ship which is carrying 1,776 cows...

250 scholarships to Cypriot students from Bolton University

During a news conference today, the Education Minister announced that the British University of Bolton will give 250 scholarships to Cypriot students within the...

Theologians request immediate withdrawal of Cyprus’s song for Eurovision

The OELMEL Theologians Association is requesting the immediate withdrawal of the song that is going to represent Cyprus to the 65th song competition of...