News Local Only use 112 and 119 for emergencies, police says

Only use 112 and 119 for emergencies, police says

Police urged citizens on Monday not to use the emergency numbers 112 and 199 to seek information on movement restriction measures for Covid-19.

“We have recently observed a large volume of calls to the emergency numbers 112 and 199 for questions on the government’s decree restricting movement to contain the spread of coronavirus.

“As a result these numbers are constantly busy causing problems with timely response to serious incidents requiring imminent intervention by the police. Citizens are called to only used these numbers ONLY for emergencies,” the announcement said.

The Ministry of Interior has recently announced dedicated numbers for answering questions pertinent to the restriction of movement decrees that can be found here.

Read more:

New info numbers for restriction measures-where to call

Top Stories

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%...

Rain arrives over the weekend. but temperatures much higher than seasonal average

  A warm air current is still affecting the area, but showers and possibly storms are expected on Saturday, with temperatures dropping slightly, but remaining...

Digital Policy ministry ready for distance learning if lockdown imposed

  The Digital Policy ministry assured it was ready on the technical side to organise distance learning, if a total lockdown was imposed over the...

French Embassy express regret over inappropriate behaviour outside its offices, thanks police

  Τhe French Embassy expressed regret over the taking down and destruction of the country's flag outside its offices in Nicosia and a series of...

West wants to relaunch Crusades, Erdogan claims over Prophet cartoons

   Turkey’s leader said that Western countries mocking Islam wanted to “relaunch the Crusades”, heightening a confrontation with France over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad...

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...