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Forms for confirmation of movement in English and SMS instructions under lockdown

The Government's instructions on permission of movement as published in English under the lockdown effective from 6pm on March 24 until April 13: Purpose of...

How long does COVID-19 survive on surfaces?

It is not certain how long the virus that causes COVID-19 survives on surfaces, but it seems to behave like other coronaviruses. Studies suggest...

Coronavirus: Which businesses will close and which will remain open under lockdown

These are the retail businesses that will remain open and those that will close following the President's lockdown announcement on Monday night in effect...

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...

The new coronavirus: What is it and how does it behave?

The new coronavirus that emerged in Wuhan, China, in December has infected tens of thousands of people in China and beyond and triggered alarm...

When and how to use masks

If you do not have any respiratory symptoms, such as fever, cough, or runny nose, you do not need to wear a medical mask....

Have questions about Coronavirus? You can now text WHO on WhatsApp

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched a messaging service via WhatsApp to answer the public’s question on Covid-19. According to the official announcement, the...

Coronavirus: Labour Ministry FAQ on support measures

The Labour Ministry is launching  hotline as of Monday, March 23 to answer queries regarding measures which have been introduced to contain the spread...

Coronavirus: MoH clarifications on special shopping hours for vulnerable

The Health Ministry late on Saturday issued clarifications regarding a new decree that came into force this morning requiring  supermarkets and pharmacies to cater...

Have questions about Coronavirus? You can now text WHO on WhatsApp

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched a messaging service via WhatsApp to answer the public's question on Covid-19. According to the official announcement, the...

COVID-19: What is herd immunity and will it affect the pandemic?

The outbreak of disease caused by the new coronavirus has raised questions about a phenomenon known as "herd immunity" and whether it might play...

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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....