News Local Two countries change category in the occupied territories

Two countries change category in the occupied territories

The Turkish-Cypriot side has announced that two countries, Australia and Serbia, have changed categories regarding the terms of arrival of people from them.

According to reports from the Northern side of the island, an announcement by the so-called “Ministry of Health” states that Australia has now passed from category A to B, that is two PCR tests are needed, one to arrive and a second administered upon arrival. Serbia went from category B to category C, which requires a negative PCR to come and a mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival.

In the meantime, it was announced just today that the Turkish Cypriot Association of Journalists has signed a protocol with the “health ministry” of the pseudo-government for conducting a free PCR test on holders of journalist ID cards for crossing into the free zones.

According to the Occupied Territories, the protocol includes that this test will be free of charge for a certain number of journalists from any media outlet that has a journalist ID card and wants to cross over to the free areas for reporting purposes. This regulation will apply to a maximum of four people from each media/print/electronic/online outlets while it will also apply to those who work as freelancers provided they also have a journalist ID card.

The list with the names of all the above will be passed on by the association of Turkish journalists to the Turkish regime and it is noted that the protocol will be valid as long as necessary in order to facilitate the crossings in the midst of the measures in effect during the pandemic.

Source: Philenews/CNA

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...