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Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

Latest update: 25/05/2020 08:48 The United States plans a massive testing effort involving over 100,000 volunteers and a half dozen or so of the most...

Four test positive, total now 927

Four people tested positive to Covid-19 after 1970 diagnostic tests on Friday, the second day into phase two of the easing of the lockdown. This...

Health Ministry issues revised rules for hair salons, barbershops allowing use of a/c

The Health Ministry issued on Friday revised guidelines for the operation of hair salons and barbershops during Phase Two of the easing of shutdown...

British universities mull remote education

Coronavirus has brought about a number of changes in British universities, with tens of thousands of students on stand by for updates on how...

House upholds bill that allows issuing of vouchers for cancelled holiday bookings

MPs passed on Friday a bill that enables travel businesses to provide vouchers instead of refunds for cancelled bookings to help the tourism sector...

Access to picnic sites allowed for max 10 people, Forestry Department says

The Forestry Department said on Friday that access to picnic sites is allowed for maximum 10 people per group (underage children inclusive) under Phase...

Will pandemic push humans into a healthier relationship with nature?

Daniel Wanjama had everything ready for this year's first seed fair in the Kenyan town of Gilgil, an important event where poor farmers exchange...

Greece at Home

Stay engaged with all things Greek, while staying home! The Greek islands and the glorious sea, archaeological sites and museums, mountains and lakes, villages and...

Covid-19: A round-up of the latest developments in Cyprus

*Only one person tested positive to Covid-19 after 2647 diagnostic tests on Thursday – first day of phase two of the easing of the...

Education Ministry slammed for exclusion of disabled pupils

The Education Ministry was heavily criticised on Thursday following its decision for non-return to classes in primary and lower secondary schools with their peers...

29% of Cyprus land is Natura 2000 protected territory

In 2019, nearly 764,000 km2 of EU’s 27 Member States’ land area was designated for the preservation of biodiversity as Natura 2000 sites, proposed...

Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

Last updated: 22/05/2020 08:02 Healthcare workers in Britain and Thailand have started taking part in a trial to determine whether two anti-malarial drugs can prevent...

90,619 Covid-19 tests conducted in Cyprus until May 19 – weekly report

According to the Thursday report of the Epidemiological Surveillance Unit of the Health Ministry, as of May 19 a total of 90,619 Coronavirus tests...

Prospective students mired in uncertainty due to A Levels

The cancellation of A Levels due to the pandemic is causing problems for Cypriot pupils who were preparing throughout their final school year to...

Cyprus’ firefighting capabilities boosted with 2 aircraft, 2 helicopters

FILE PHOTO Cyprus' firefighting capabilities have been boosted with two firefighting aircraft and two helicopters, the Forestry Department announced on Thursday. The Department said that the...

Covid-19: A round-up of the latest developments in Cyprus

*Cyprus says goodbye to the 8998 SMS service for movement permission as Phase Two of the easing of shutdown restrictions gets underway. *Primary and lower...

Fire Service rescues mum and baby kitten trapped in construction materials (photos)

The Fire Service announced via social media on Thursday the successful rescue of a female cat and her baby that were trapped between piles...

First day of reopening for hair salons and barbershops (photos)

Hundreds of hair salons, barbershops and beauty centres have restarted engines today as Phase Two of the easing of shutdown measures to stem Covid-19...

Saliva droplets travel more than six feet on a breezy day

On breezy days, staying six feet (two meters) away from other people may not be enough to avoid saliva droplets containing the new coronavirus, according to...

Monkey studies encouraging for coronavirus vaccine

Two studies in monkeys published on Wednesday offer some of the first scientific evidence that surviving COVID-19 may result in immunity from reinfection, a positive sign...

Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

Latest update: 21/05/2020 08:39 Latin America has overtaken the United States and Europe in the past week to report the largest portion of new daily...

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EU sets up financial crime unit as pandemic poses new risks

    The European Union on Friday set up a unit of investigators to tackle an expected surge in finanial crime in the economic downturn triggered...

Higher risk of serious Covid-19 infection for A+ blood type, new study finds

People with A+ blood type are at increased risk compared to other blood types for respiratory failure and death due to a severe Covid-19...

BirdLife Cyprus invites pubic to join swallow monitoring programme

  BirdLife Cyprus is inviting the public to help their programme to record the island's swallow population. In a post on Facebook, the NGO asked members...

Article that found risks in hydroxychloroquine against COVID-19 retracted

  An influential medical journal article that found hydroxychloroquine increased the risk of death in COVID-19 patients was retracted on Thursday, adding to controversy around...

Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

Latest update: 05/06/2020 08:16 The U.S. government is working with drugmakers to maximize availability of influenza vaccines, worried that a substantial flu season on top...