Daily Archives: May 19, 2020

Orange alert as Cyprus heatwave intensifies

Cyprus meteorological services have issued an orange warning for Tuesday as temperatures are expected to hit a maximum of 43 degrees Celsius as the blistering heatwave continues.   Tuesday’s scorching 43 ̊C is expected to be recorded as the hottest

COVID19: UK-dependent Paphos hotels can’t see way out of lockdown

Uncertainty over when Cyprus airports will open and for which countries, UK-dependent Paphos hotels are unable to launch any sort of promotion campaign.   Paphos hotels are suffering the most under lockdown imposed to stem the spread of coronavirus, as

COVID19: Hellenic Bank well-placed to tackle coronavirus outbreak

Hellenic Bank, Cyprus’ second-largest lender, posted net profits of €108 mln for 2019 with its CEO, Ioannis Matsis, stating it is in a stronger position to tackle challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic.   The bank’s CET 1 capital ratio was

COVID19: Free tests for judges, lawyers, court officials

Cyprus’ cabinet on Tuesday decided to offer 500 free COVID-19 tests to be performed on judges, lawyers and court officials.   The decision was taken after consultations between the Justice and Health Ministers and with the agreement of the Supreme

COVID19: Cyprus approves Stage II out of lockdown

Stage two of easing the lockdown will go ahead as planned on May 21 after the government gave the green light while also allowing Cypriots access to organized beaches earlier than planned.   Following a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, government

COVID19: Cyprus keeps new cases down to one

Cyprus remains on track to recording zero new COVID-19 cases just two days before it moves to the second stage out of lockdown after health services reported only one case on Tuesday.   The new infection takes the total of