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Wider Covid-19 tests: who it involves

In view of the increase in the availability of consumables and the importance of conducting more laboratory tests to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, and...

Spring in Berlin

People wearing protective face masks stand under blooming cherry blossoms in a park on Easter Sunday, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in the...

Easter during coronavirus

A man carries a cross as he walks the Via Dolorosa on Good Friday amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Jerusalem's Old City...

Cyprus has 4th lowest fertility rate in EU

Cyprus had the fourth lowest fertility rate in the EU in 2018 with 1.32 births per woman according to figures published by Eurostat on...

36% of households in Cyprus with children (charts)

Cyprus had one of the highest proportion of households with children in the EU with 36% -- below top ranked Ireland (39%). Poland and Slovakia...

Windy, dust to clear later in the afternoon

Weak low pressure is affecting the area and there will be light dust in the atmosphere which at times may increase but will gradually...

FinMin welcomes banks’ decision not to compound interest

Finance Minister Constantinos Petrides said on Friday that the decision of Cyprus’ banks not to compound interest during the nine-month loan deferment period announced...

Covid-19 testing continues at Aradippou

Sample taking for free Covid tests is continuing for the second consecutive day in Aradippou  as epidemioligists seek a clearer picture of the extent...

Empty roads as people respect lockdown (video)

Beyond the odd exception (well in certain cases more than the odd), people in Cyprus have by and large adhered to the movement restrictions...

Fifth positive test in the British Bases

The British Bases have confirmed that a member of the British Forces Cyprus community permanently based at RAF Akrotiri has tested positive for COVID-19,...

All doctors and nursing staff test negative at Larnaca hospital

All one hundred and eighty doctors, nursing staff and patients at Larnaca General tested negative for coronavirus, following contact with a confirmed case. In spite...

Coronavirus: Citizen Service Centres only available by appointment as of March 26

The Ministry of Finance announced on Wednesday that services at the Citizen Service Centres (ΚΕΠ) across Cyprus are now only available by telephone appointment...

EU drugs agency says no evidence ibuprofen worsens COVID-19

The European Union's healthcare regulator on Wednesday said there currently is no evidence which links anti-inflammatory medicines such as ibuprofen with the worsening of COVID-19. The European...

Two generic drugs being tested in U.S. in race to find coronavirus treatments

U.S. researchers, following the lead of scientists in other countries, have launched studies to see whether widely-available, low-cost generic drugs can be used to help treat the...

World’s governments draft manufacturers for virus treatment arsenal

From Washington to London, Beijing to Rome, governments are drafting automakers and aerospace manufacturers to ramp up production of ventilators and other medical equipment to bolster what most experts...

Coronavirus: MoH issues update on how to report symptoms

The Ministry of Health issued an update on Tuesday on how to report Covid-19 symptoms: If a citizen presents suspicious symptoms related to Coronavirus,...

COVID-19: Fact versus fiction

Social media is awash with myths about how people might stop the new coronavirus or treat infection with COVID-19, the disease it causes. Here are...

Womens Day Special at Dionysus Mansion

Dionysus Mansion, the restaurant that is renowned for organising great nights, presents another night to remember! Sunday 8 March... Special decoration Special Lighting Resident dj will make sure...

4,000 tons of seaweed cleared by Larnaca Municipality in past two months

Larnaca Municipality has removed 4,000 tons of seaweed from the coastal areas of Phinikoudes to Makenzie  so far this year, cleanliness inspector Diomides Diomidous...

Cyprus wines: from ancient times to nowadays

Cyprus has been a vine-growing and wine-producing country for millennia. There is archaeological evidence that wine-making on the Mediterranean island may have existed 6000...

Series of events as Cyprus holds Francophonie month

Cyprus will mark Francophonie month from March 3 with a rich programme that will include films, dance, lectures and exhibitions. Details were given on Tuesday...

Top Stories

Fourteen new covid-19 cases detected on Saturday

The Ministry of Health on Saturday said 14 new cases of the SARS-CoV-II virus were detected out of a total of 3,813 laboratory diagnostic...

Abide by measures to contain coronavirus, Cyprus President tells youth

President Nicos Anastasiades has urged the Mediterranean island's young people to abide by measures taken to contain the coronavirus pandemic. “What needs to be understood...

Husband punches shark to save wife in Australian shark attack

A man jumped onto a great white shark and punched it to save his wife when it attacked her on Saturday at a beach...

New yellow alert for high temperatures on Sunday

Temperatures in Cyprus will be high enough on Sunday and the Meteorological Service has issued a new yellow alert - in effect from noon...

Debenhams appoints advisers to draw up plans for possible liquidation

Struggling British department store chain has appointed Hilco Capital to draw up contingency plans for a possible liquidation of the chain in the unlikely...

Taste

Octopus ‘Kathisto’ (or Octopus braised in Wine)

Ingredients: 1/2 cup Greek extra virgin olive oil 2 medium onions, chopped fine 1 large octopus, about 2kg (cleaned and kept whole) 3/4 cup dry red wine 1/3 cup...

Homemade lemonade

Ingredients: 1 cup lemon juice 1 cup sugar Method: Thoroughly wash the lemons with soap and warm water. Roll each lemon with the palm of your hand, pressing...

‘Striftaria’ mini cheese pies

Ingredients 1 ½ cup milk 2 tbsps. flour 4 tsps. of butter 3 eggs, slightly beaten + 1 extra with 1 tbs. of milk for spreading 1 pack of...

Mini potato canapes baked on salt

Ingredients Serves: 12 1kg small Cypriot potatoes rock salt, as needed 250g salted butter 300ml full fat cremé frâiche 1 pot cod or salmon roe Method Prep:20min › Cook:35min › Ready in:55min Take...