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What does new data say about Gilead’s experimental coronavirus drug?

New clinical data on Gilead Sciences Inc's experimental antiviral drug remdesivir has raised hopes it might be an effective treatment for the novel coronavirus...

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...

Top Stories

Coronavirus: 109 new cases, two deaths on Tuesday

The Health Ministry on Tuesday announced the death of two people in Cyprus due to Covid-19. This raises the Mediterranean island’s death toll from the...

Health Minister to announce process of covid measures relaxation on Wednesday

Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou on Wednesday will announce the way the strict coronavirus measures now in effect in Cyprus will be gradually relaxed after...

Scientists in Greece find 20 million year-old petrified tree

Greek scientists on the volcanic island of Lesbos say they have found a rare fossilized tree whose branches and roots are still intact after...

Turkey bans parties at ski resorts after Covid curfew backlash

Turkey has banned music and parties at ski resorts after footage of crowded party scenes provoked anger in a country which has endured two months...

EMGF Agreement set to be ratified on Thursday

The House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday decided to speed up the ratification of the Intergovernmental Agreement on the Statute of the East Mediterranean...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...