News Local China calls for action against those who undermine COVID-19 international efforts

China calls for action against those who undermine COVID-19 international efforts

We need to act now against those who undermine international cooperation in combatting COVID-19, Chinese Ambassador Huang Xingyuan said commenting on Turkey’s refusal to allow a Cyprus charter flight from China carrying medical supplies to fly over its airspace.

Invited by CNA to comment on the incident that took place Tuesday, Ambassador Huang Xingyuan said that he “learnt from local news that a charter flight of Cyprus carrying medical supplies procured from China had to change route just before it reaches Cyprus due to denial of permission to fly over”.

This pandemic, he said, “has claimed many lives and distorted human nature. In response to this global public health crisis, it is urgent and vital to build a Community of Shared Destiny for Humankind”.

Only through unity and cooperation, said Ambassador Huang, we “can we overcome the pandemic and safeguard our common homeland”.

“We need to act now against all actions that undermine international cooperation in combating COVID-19,” he added.

The flight finally arrived Cyprus ten hours late on Wednesday as it was diverted to Moscow before reaching Larnaca.


Read more

Aircraft with medical cargo from China lands in Larnaca

Top Stories

127 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday

The Health Ministry announced 127 new COVID-19 cases on 21 October, out of 3,309 laboratory tests, taking confirmed infections to 2, 966. The break-down of...

Non-reversible damage to the sight of five patients operated for cataract

The damage to the sight of five out of the eight patients who were operated for cataract and presented serious complications due to infection...

Committee to prepare list of animals for pet shops; reactions

For the first time in Cyprus a list will be prepared with the animals that can be sold in pet shops, however, the issue...

Medical Association on Cyprus’ epidemiological situation

The Cyprus Medical Association is once again asking the public and businesses to make sure not to violate any protocols and to dutifully respect...

15-year-old missing since 20 October (PHOTO)

Police are looking for 15-year-old Antzel Ioannou, who has been reported missing from her place of residence in Nicosia since yesterday, 20 October. Ioannou is...


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...


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...