Daily Archives: May 13, 2020

COVID19: Second wave of virus to be expected in autumn

There is no reason to believe coronavirus will disappear from Cyprus with a likely second wave expected in the autumn, said infection control expert Constantinos Tsioutis.   He said society must get used to living with COVID-19, especially with no

Turkish economy to bounce back by 6% in 2021, says EBRD

Turkey is likely to see a contraction of 3.5% in 2020 because of the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said in its latest macroeconomic forecast.   The bank expects the country

COVID19: Man jailed for breaking curfew to see girlfriend maybe reprieved

Cyprus’ Attorney General is mulling over whether to intervene in the case of a love-struck Romeo who was jailed for 45 days after breaking COVID-19 curfew to see his girlfriend.   Many deem the prison term to be harsh in

COVID19: Turkey blocks coronavirus supplies flight from China

Cyprus on Wednesday said a chartered flight from China carrying 36 tonnes of Covid-19 medical supplies was diverted to  Moscow after Turkey denied the aircraft entry into its airspace.   Cypriot Transport Minister Yiannis Karousos told the official Cyprus News

COVID19: Cyprus reports two cases, one more death

Cyprus on Wednesday announced only two more coronavirus cases, but the COVID-19 death toll rose to 17 after an elderly woman died from the virus.   The two new cases were detected after conducting 1,946 lab tests.      

The government undermines legality and the rule of law under the pretext of coronavirus

In a statement the Minister of Interior appears perturbed by NGO accusations for violations of the law, European legislation and human rights of refugees and migrants, claiming that, with the compulsory “quarantine” of hundreds of refugees in congested detention centres,