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Coronavirus myth busters, by the WHO

There are currently no drugs licensed for the treatment or prevention of COVID-19 While several drug trials are ongoing, there is currently no proof that...

Coronavirus myth busters, by the WHO

5G mobile networks DO NOT spread COVID-19 Viruses cannot travel on radio waves/mobile networks. COVID-19 is spreading in many countries that do not have 5G mobile...

Preparing pets for life after lockdown

With the gradual lifting of lockdown measures just around the corner, it is important to prepare pets for a return to some form of...

New call centre for repatriations

The Transport Ministry has announced the setting up of a new call centre to facilitate communication with those wishing to repatriate to Cyprus. The call...

62% weekly drop in Coronavirus cases (graph)

Coronavirus cases continue to edge down in Cyprus as the week April 20-26, 50 new cases were reported compared to 134 the week before...

Why is social distancing important? (video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYmpiroX4CM

A night on the New York subway: Homeless find shelter underground during pandemic

NEW YORK, April 22 (Reuters) - The lights still scream for attention, but on this night Times Square has the feel of an abandoned...

How the EU can finance economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic

The European Union is looking at ways to revive its economy after what is expected to be the 27-nation bloc's deepest recession, caused by...

Sweat, stress and hope: a 24-hour shift with Spain’s first responders

MADRID, April 22 (Reuters) - Doctor Cristina Fernandez stands in a residential Madrid stairway, both feet in a red plastic bag while a coworker...

Recovered, almost: China’s early patients unable to shed coronavirus

WUHAN, China, April 22 (Reuters) - Dressed in a hazmat suit, two masks and a face shield, Du Mingjun knocked on the mahogany door...

COVID-19 and postal packages

1. What is the risk of getting COVID-19 from packages delivered through the postal system? A recent study published by The New England Journal of...

COVID-19 and animals – ECDC

1. What is the risk of COVID-19 infection from animals or animal products imported from affected areas? There is no evidence that any of the...

Who’s WHO? The World Health Organization under scrutiny

16/04/2020 17:21 The World Health Organization (WHO) is in the spotlight as it champions the global fight against the new coronavirus but faces a funding...

Restrictive measures at ports because of Covid-19

The Minister of Transport has issued instructions regarding the implementation of Restrictive Measures at ports and port installations in Cyprus to counter the Covid-19...

Why are some S.Koreans who recovered from the coronavirus testing positive again?

South Korean health officials are investigating several possible explanations for a small but growing number of recovered coronavirus patients who later test positive for...

Frequent questions on Coronavirus answered by the WHO

Note: This Q&A will be updated by WHO as more is known about COVID-19, how it spreads and how it is affecting people worldwide. What...

Citizens Centres only for a few services and by appointment

The Ministry of Finance informs the public that, in the context of the implementation of measures to address COVID-19, services in the Citizen Services...

How smartphone apps can help ‘contact trace’ the new coronavirus

A global race is on to develop smartphone apps and other types of mobile phone surveillance systems to track and contain the spread of...

Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus – WHO (videos)

Take care of your health and protect others by following these basic protective measures against the new coronavirus as published by the World Health...

Personal protective measures when out about in the community

  What personal protective measures should the public take in common areas such as supermarkets, banks, pharmacies and offices? A statement from the epidemiological monitoring unit...

Is there a treatment for the COVID-19 disease? – ECDC

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) answers the public's questions on Covid-19. Q: Is there a treatment for the COVID-19 disease? A: There is no...

Top Stories

11 new Covid cases in Cyprus, number steadily down, tests rising

  11 new cases of Covid-19 were announced today in Cyprus, out of a total of 3,314 diagnostic tests, taking the total number to 1233. New...

Police fire tear gas at Beirut protesters furious after explosion

  Lebanese riot police fired tear gas at demonstrators trying to break through a barrier to get to the parliament building in Beirut during a...

82 year old killed in Paphos while trying to move his car off the pavement-victim named

  An 82 year old man was killed this morning in Paphos, as he was trying to move his car away from a pavement near...

Paphos fire has scorched 5 square kilometres, still raging, destruction ‘biblical’ (update)

  A fire that broke out early this morning near the Paphos community of Archimandrita and spread on a 20 kilometre front near the villages...

Brazil COVID-19 deaths reach 100,000 and barrel onward

  Brazil’s death toll from COVID-19 is expected to hit 100,000 today and continue to climb as most Brazilian cities reopen shops and dining even...

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...