Daily Archives: May 28, 2020

Cyprus’ welfare spending spikes over €0.5 billion due to Covid-19 outbreak

Welfare state spending in Cyprus spiked to €513 million in the first four months of 2019 as the state launched support programmes to safeguard employment amid the coronavirus outbreak.   According to data published by the Treasury, welfare spending for

COVID-19 fatality rate in Cyprus at 2.6%, 83.5% of cases have recovered

The COVID-19 fatality rate was at May 26 at 2.6% in Cyprus, while 784 or 83.5% of the people who contracted the disease have recovered, epidemiological data released today have shown.   The data, which are based on laboratory-confirmed cases

Cyprus has tested 12% of its population for COVID-19, Health Minister says

Cyprus has tested 12% of its population for COVID-19, Health Minister ConstantinosIoannou said on Thursday.   Ioannou, who was addressing the parliamentary committee on health, briefed MPs on the testing procedure, adding that Cyprus is the only country which has

Cypriot scientist appointed member of the Compliance Committee of the Barcelona Convention

Cypriot Dr. Xenia I. Loizidou was appointed member of the International Compliance Committee with the actions and obligations under the Barcelona Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of the Mediterranean.   A press release

Cabinet approves EastMed pipeline agreement, Cyprus’ Energy Minister says

The Cabinet approved on Thursday the ratifying law for the intergovernmental agreement of the EastMed pipeline, a gas pipeline project connecting the gas reserves of Eastern Mediterranean.   Speaking after the Cabinet meeting, Energy Minister YiorgosLakkotrypis said that the agreement

Enclaved Greek Cypriot permitted to be buried in his Turkish-occupied village after 20 days

An enclaved Greek Cypriot, who resides in the Turkish-occupied village of AyiaTriada, in the north-eastern tip of Cyprus, died 20 days ago in the free areas of the Republic of Cyprus, “authorities” in the northern Turkish-occupied part of the island