Cypriot Ministers discuss with Russian Deputy Minister the resumption of flights

Minister of Transport Yiannis Karousos and Deputy Minister for Tourism Savvas Perdios held on Friday a teleconference with Deputy Minister for Transport of Russia Dmitry Zverev focusing on the resumption of scheduled and chartered flights from Russia to Cyprus. According to an official press release, during the teleconference, the Russian…

Cyprus Health Ministry says 96% of new COVID-19 cases has not been vaccinated

The Ministry of Health has said that there is a very high percentage of unvaccinated COVID-19 cases between 18-30 years of age in the recent weeks but also cases which present more serious symptoms that required hospitalisation and urged young people to get vaccinated. The Ministry said that only 3%…

Ministry announces 76 new COVID-19 cases, 45 patients in hospitals, no deaths on Friday but their number is up by 4

The Ministry of Health announced on Friday 76 new coronavirus infections (positivity rate: 0.18%), while 45 patients are receiving treatment in hospitals. No deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours. The number of deaths stands at 378, of whom 254 men or 67% and 124 women or 33%). Their…

Cyprus Health Minister informs President on his intention to step down

Cyprus Minister of Health Constantinos Ioannou conveyed his intention on Friday to leave the Ministry to President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades. Ioannou made the remark when invited to comment on the possibility of him being removed in the framework of an imminent government reshuffle. He said “I…

Cyprus Ηealth Minister urges young people to get their vaccines

Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou urged young people on Friday to get their vaccines against COVID, pointing out that the new variants and particularly the Indian one, affect especially the younger citizens. He also noted that the cases have dropped as citizens over 40 and 50 have been inoculated. Speaking on…

Lute will not recommend another informal meeting unless she sees common ground, UN source tells CNA

The UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy on Cyprus, Jane Holl Lute, continues her consultations to see if there is any common ground to build on, a UN source has told CNA, noting that at the moment there is no common ground. The same source noted that there is no requirement…

Cyprus President has successful spinal surgery, to be discharged Saturday

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades underwent a small spinal surgery on Friday and according to a written statement by Government Spokesperson Kyriacos Koushos, the operation was successful and the doctors are satisfied with his health condition. The President, says the Spokesman, is feeling very well, will remain in hospital until tomorrow…

Limassol, Ioannina and Haifa municipalities cooperate for Intercultural Cities Network

The Municipality of Limassol got the green light- together with the twinned municipalities of Ioannina (Greece) and Haifa (Israel) - for the promotion of equality, diversity and positive interaction in the cities members of the Intercultural Cities Network. A press release by the Limassol Municipality says that the proposal, which…

An overwhelming majority of GHS users satisfied with health system

An overwhelming majority of General Healthcare System (GHS) beneficiaries 82%, have said the level of services offered by the System are very satisfactory while an 80% believe that GHS has improved the quality of their lives. According to a study conducted by IMR/University of Nicosia organisation, with a sample of…

ESM calls on Cyprus to follow through with reforms

ESM issues advice on Cyprus to follow through with the "implementation of envisaged reforms in the areas of local government, justice, and public administration", that "would invigorate Cyprus’ economic potential", in its annual report, endorsed today by its` board of governors, that convened earlier today in Luxemburg, where the Eurogroup…