Daily Archives: May 29, 2020

COVID19: Cyprus death toll low at 2.6%

Cyprus’ coronavirus death rate is 2.6% while 784 or 83.5% of those who contracted the disease have recovered, the latest epidemiological data shows.   According to the data up to 26 May, a total of 939 COVID-19 cases and 24

Cyprus hails Egypt among its closest allies

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades discussed regional cooperation on Friday with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, describing Egypt as “one of our closest friends and a strategic partner”.   Cyprus-Egypt relations have blossomed in recent years mainly founded on an

COVID19: Cyprus tightens lid on new cases

Cyprus confirmed only one new case of coronavirus on Friday, keeping infections as close to zero as possible with more lockdown measures being eased next week.   After reaching zero cases twice within a week, Cyprus can’t maintain the streak,

Growing development threat for unique Akrotiri wetlands

A haven for thousands of migratory birds, the protected Akrotiri wetlands complex is being slowly destroyed by huge construction projects surrounding the natural beauty spot, claim activists.   Conservation group Birdlife Cyprus says the wetland’s rich biodiversity is being “eaten

COVID19: Cyprus airports ready to go on June 9

Larnaca and Paphos airports will be ready to receive passengers after COVID-19 lockdown is lifted on June 9 having taken all the necessary precautions, Eleni Kaloyirou, CEO of Hermes Airports told CNA.   Kaloyirou said that the airports will take

Cyprus records 1 new case of COVID-19 infection, total cases at 942

The Cypriot authorities announced one new case of Coronavirus infection, bringing the total tally of Covid-19 infections since March 9 to 942.   According to a press release issued by the Health Ministry the new positive case was diagnosed in