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Smokers likely to be more at risk from coronavirus – EU agency

Smoking can make people more susceptible to serious complications from a coronavirus infection, the European Union agency for disease control said on Wednesday, citing...

Why are malaria pills being used against coronavirus?

Older malaria drugs are being studied, and in some cases used, to treat or try to prevent infection with the new coronavirus, even though there is...

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...

Top Stories

Germany to go into circuit-break lockdown as virus cases surge

  Germany will impose an emergency month-long lockdown that includes the closure of restaurants, gyms and theatres to reverse a spike in coronavirus cases that...

1547-Highest ever number of new covid cases in Greece-deaths on the rise

  Greece recorded one thousand five hundred and forty seven new coronavirus  cases over the past 24 hours, the highest ever number since the start...

Huge 8500 euro fine for unmarked tobacco products

  A twenty nine year old was fined 8 and a half thousand euro for unmarked tobacco products that were discovered by police at his...

Ankara provocatively announces Varosha works, as Turkish minister illegally visits

  Turkey's Environment and Urban Planning minister Murat Kurum, illegally visited the fenced off city of Famagusta, accompanied by a delegation, the latest in a...

Germany and France prepare new lockdowns as COVID sweeps Europe

  Germany and France were preparing to announce restrictions approaching the level of last spring’s blanket lockdowns, as COVID deaths across Europe rose almost 40%...

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...