Monthly Archives: August 2020

Cyprus issues first red alert for hottest day of the year

Cyprus issued its first-ever red warning during a sweltering heatwave as maximum temperatures are expected to soar to a scorching 44 degrees Celsius, making it the hottest day of 2020.   If Monday hits 44֯ C, as the Met Office

GOLF: Cyprus joins European Tour for first time

The European Tour has announced three new tournaments as part of its reshaped 2020 International Schedule, including a first visit to Cyprus for two consecutive tournaments   The Cyprus Open will take place from October 29 – November 1 followed

COVID19: Coronavirus deniers will not be fined

Some 1,000 people participating in a demonstration against COVID-19 measures such as the wearing of masks will not be prosecuted for breaking social distancing rules.   Chief of Police Stelios Papatheodorou and Justice Minister Emily Yiolitis met on Monday to

Calls for a freeze on ‘golden passport’ scheme

Cyprus’ Citizenship for Investment Scheme should be suspended until a consensus is found among the political leadership on whether it has a future, said House Speaker Demetris Syllouris on Monday.   He will send a letter to President Nicos Anastasiades,

COVID19: Passenger fined for refusing to wear mask on flight

A young passenger who refused to wear a face mask on board a Wizz Air flight from Athens was fined by police upon his arrival at Larnaca airport.   The young man caused a commotion after repeatedly refusing to wear

COVID19: Only new case is a Polish tourist

Cyprus reported just one new coronavirus case on Monday, that of a Polish tourist who arrived on the island via Germany.   Cyprus succeeded in keeping new confirmed COVID-19 infections in single-digit figures for a third day running following a