News Local Covid-19: A round-up of the latest developments in Cyprus

Covid-19: A round-up of the latest developments in Cyprus

All eyes are on the gradual phasing out of restrictions as the government is working on an exit strategy to restart the economy.

Meanwhile, new Coronavirus cases rose yesterday, with the Health Ministry’s experts advising that although remaining on the right track, Cyprus could face a relapse if it mistakenly considers the fight to be over.

A positive case was announced today at another Nicosia supermarket outlet, which has since reopened after following protocol.

Repatriations pick up pace as the Transport Ministry finalised today plans to bring back about 3000 Cypriots and legal residents over the next two to three weeks.

Another 7 tonnes of medical equipment and consumables from China arrived last night at Larnaca airport.

The Labour Ministry announced additional provisions for its special support schemes for workers as landlords say that rent arrangements should be made with tenants privately.

Asylum seekers can now apply for work in the agricultural sector amid shortages in seasonal workers.

Fines for lockdown violation reached up to 700 euros in Paphos yesterday as police book 70 drivers and pedestrians overnight for flouting the decree.

A new app has been launched for abuse victims as NGOs report a spike in domestic violence cases as a result of the lockdown.

A spike in snake presence in cities has been recorded in recent days as a result of the quiet brought about by lockdown measures.

Two previously emaciated dogs were flown to the UK amid the pandemic where they are now enjoying a new life.

And this uplifting story of doctors who sang for their recuperating Covid patients in a Tersephanou rehabilitation centre.

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