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Innovation Minister: Citizens attempting a 2nd SMS will be rejected by system

The system will automatically reject a second request by SMS to citizens requesting movement by exception for a second time in the same day...

Only use 112 and 119 for emergencies, police says

Police urged citizens on Monday not to use the emergency numbers 112 and 199 to seek information on movement restriction measures for Covid-19. "We have...

Limassol: Man arrested for taking marijuana to quarantine hotel

A 20 year old was arrested on Monday afternoon by Limassol police for attempting to carry marijuana into a hotel being used as a...

One dies, 16 test positive for coronavirus

One more person has died, a man aged 77 years, and another 16 people have tested positive for coronavirus, the Health Ministry said on...

Five more test positive in Turkish-held north

  Another five people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the Turkish-held north. This brings the total there to 69. Earlier, authorities in the north said they...

Covid-19: Tax department suspends payments of VAT

Suspension of payment of the VAT in the framework of the support programme to address the effects of the virus COVID-19: Under the Value Added...

Patients call on public to not panic-buy medicine

The Pancyprian Federation Of Patients Associations (Osak) has called on the public on Monday to not stockpile medication and assured that there is enough in the...

Glezos, Greek who tore swastika from Acropolis in WW2, dies aged 97

Manolis Glezos, a prominent Greek whose act of defiance against Nazi occupation during World War Two was a rallying cry for the country's resistance...

Facebook commits $100 m to support news media hurt by virus crisis

Facebook Inc on Monday pledged $100 million in financing and advertising spending to support news organizations, including local publishers in the United States, reeling...

Private Paphos hospital closes after suspect cases

The Blue Cross private hospital in Paphos has suspended operation pending results over  suspect cases of Covid-19. It said that after routine quick tests, one...

Spike in positive cases makes sense, professor says

  The surge in Covid-19 cases in Cyprus was expected, they will increase even further but we can contain further spread, according to Constantinos Tsioutis,...

Prince Charles, 71, out of self-isolation and in good health

British heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles, who had tested positive for coronavirus, is out of self-isolation after seven days and is in good health, his spokesman...

15 nurses to bolster Covid-19 referral hospital

Larnaca Hospital is sending 15 nurses to bolster the reference hospital for coronavirus which is having to deal with an increase in patients, the...

Austria to make basic face masks compulsory in supermarkets

Austria will require shoppers to wear basic face masks in supermarkets in a bid to slow the still too-rapid spread of the coronavirus, Chancellor...

3198 acquired Cyprus citizenship in 2018

in 2018, 3198 individuals obtained Cyprus citizenship (-14% fewer than 2017), according to the latest  Eurostat figures. They were among some 672,300 persons who acquired...

New measures to be announced — reports

The government is expected to announce new measures to contain the spread of coronavirus, philenews reports citing sources. It said these were discussed by a...

Government shares bank account details for Covid-19 donations

The government issued an announcement on Monday providing its bank account details for donations towards its efforts to combat Covid-19 following requests from the...

Doctors: Hospitals under strain, citizens should behave responsibly

State doctors' union Pasyki issued an announcement on Monday noting that the surge in positive Covid-19 cases is putting a strain on hospitals and...

Continued access to GHS even if residence/work permits expire

General health scheme beneficiaries whose residence or work permit has expired or will expire before September 30 will continue to receive the service until...

From sofas and kitchens, stars hold concert fundraiser

Billie Eilish sang on her sofa, Elton John played a keyboard belonging to his children, and the Backstreet Boys sang in harmony from five...

Paphos: Private lab to take samples for Covid-19 tests

A private lab approved  to carry out the Covid-19 test for the general public has set up operations at the former residence of the...

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Cyprus in lockdown: All the new measures

A new decree under the Quarantine Law Act was issued today by Health Minister Constantinos  to tackle coronavirus . This is the full text of...

Israel to use computer analysis to find likely coronavirus carriers

Israel's defence ministry plans to use software that analyses data gathered from mobile phones - produced, according to Israeli media, by the spyware firm...

Exceptions to ‘one permission a day’ rule

    Tougher lockdown rules come into force at 6 am on Tuesday, with members of the public only allowed to send one SMS to leave...

Man who assaulted police during check jailed for 20 days

The Limassol District Court sentenced a 30 year old man from Georgia on Monday to 20 days in jail for assaulting police officers last...

Cyprus tightens lockdown-UPDATE

Permission to leave the house will be limited to once a day and gatherings at houses will be restricted only to its residents, under...

Taste

Village olive pie

Mix the yeast with the lukewarm water and put it aside for about 12-15 minutes to settle.  Sift the flour with the salt into...

Skordalia (Garlic paste)

Rinse the potatoes and place, unpeeled, in a saucepan. Cover with water, add salt and allow to simmer for 20-30 minutes until soft. Drain,...

Village salad

A must-have with every meal is a village salad. You will find it in every tavern or greek restaurant you visit in Cyprus. Make...

Courgettes with eggs

Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the courgettes at a medium heat until they soften. Add salt and add the eggs....