National report on COVID-19 reflects increasing trend in epidemiological indexes in Cyprus

The National Surveillance Report for COVID-19, published on Friday by the Ministry of Health, reflects an increasing trend in the last few days among most epidemiological indexes in Cyprus. The reproduction rate R(t) is estimated at 1.20 (1.16 - 1.25). Up to November 22nd, 2021, 129,364 COVID-19 cases have been…

NPEs remained steady in August with loans in arrears rising for third consecutive month

Non-performing exposures (NPEs) in the Cyprus banking system remained relatively steady in August 2021, with loans in arrears over 90 days rising for the third consecutive month. According to data released by the Central Bank of Cyprus (CBC), NPEs in August amounted to €4.96 billion from €4.99 billion in the…

Cyprus Health Ministry bans entry from specific African countries due to new coronavirus variant

The Ministry of Health of Cyprus has decided as of Friday November 26 to ban the entry into the Republic of passengers from South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi and Botswana due to the new coronavirus variant. In a press release the Ministry said the decision was taken…

Defence Minister underlines need to remain on alert due to Turkish provocations

It is imperative in this extremely critical period, with Turkey`s illegal actions against Cyprus escalating, to remain on constant alert and readiness, the Minister of Defence Charalambos Petrides said on Friday, adding that the operational capability of the National Guard must be upgraded as it is the primary force of…

Sales of petroleum products rise by an annual 25% in October 2021

Sales of Petroleum products in Cyprus rose by an annual 25.2% in October amounting to 132,329 tonnes, data released by the Statistical Service of Cyprus (Cystat) show. Total fuel sales in the period of January – October 2021, the total sales of petroleum products increased by 3.4% compared to the…

Defence Minister says that with the Strategic Compass, the EU will further strengthen its role in the world [VIDEO]

Defence Minister Charalambos Petrides has said that with the Strategic Compass, the EU will further develop and strengthen its role in the world. Strategic dialogues among member states are still ongoing and the process is expected to be completed during the French EU presidency in the first half of 2022,…

Cyprus reports one death, 451 new COVID cases on Friday, hospitalisations rise to 116

Cyprus reported on Friday the death of a 47 year-old man and 451 new COVID-19 cases out of 75,518 tests. The positivity rate stood at 0.6%. Total tally of the infections since the beginning of the pandemic rose to 132,402. Meanwhile 116 patients are treated in public hospitals of whom…

Nineteen individuals and three businesses fined for violation of COVID-19 measures

Police has fined 19 people and three establishment owners for violations of COVID-19 measures during 2,543 checks in the last 24 hours. A Police spokesperson told CNA that in Nicosia after 1,107 checks three citizens and two establishment owners were fined while from 192 checks in Limassol, 8 people were…

Returns of Syrians to their country not possible due to the ongoing war, Foreign Minister says

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Christodoulides said on Friday that returns of Syrians to their country were not possible due to the ongoing war there. Christodoulides told the members of the ad hoc House Committee on the demographic issue that due to the Syrian war the conditions for safe and…