Daily Archives: March 11, 2020

Government employment up in February due to the increase of casual staff

In February 2020 total government employment increased by 414 persons (0.8%) in comparison to the corresponding month of 2019 and reached 52,533 persons, according to a press release issued by the Statistical Service of Cyprus.Permanent staff decreased...

Cyprus faces a “very difficult year”, Deputy Minister for Tourism says

Cyprus will focus on limiting the damage on tourism from the coronavirus outbreak, Deputy Minister for Tourism Savvas Perdios has said, adding that Cyprus faces a “very difficult year.”Perdios briefed yesterday the Council of Ministers on the impact of...

Man arrives in Larnaca on plane from Britain with high fever, passengers and crew undergo checks, plane fumigated

Larnaca International Airport was put on alert on Wednesday evening when a passenger on a plane from Britain arrived in Larnaca with high fever and is being tested for coronavirus.At the same time, the 148 passengers and five crew member

Authorities to decide Wednesday if Nicosia General Hospital opens after lockdown, private hospitals on alert

The State Health Services Organisation (SHSO) said that a decision will be made on Wednesday concerning the operation of the Nicosia General Hospital. The hospital went on a 48-hour lockdown on Tuesday morning after one of the doctors of its

Support package to ease coronavirus economic impact to be announced soon, says Minister of Finance

A financial support package for the economy in order to address the consequences from coronavirus disease, will be finalized in the next days by the Government, following the completion of contacts with various stakeholders and political parties, the M...

Trade deficit at €479.5 million in January 2020

The trade deficit in January 2020 stood at €479.5 m, based on preliminary estimates released by the Statistical Service of Cyprus on Wednesday.In January 2020, total imports were €699.6 mn as compared to €823.5 mn in January 2019. Imports from