Daily Archives: September 9, 2020

COVID19: Cyprus vows tourist season is not over

Despite being decimated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Cyprus is not giving up on the holiday season, saying there are three more months to go and the island is open to visitors.   Deputy Minister of Tourism Savvas Perdios has defiantly

COVID19: Woman who spread virus fined €800

A woman who breached her quarantine to spread the virus by hosting a birthday party and attending social gatherings was fined €800 under the infectious diseases law by Larnaca district court on Wednesday.   The 47-year old woman, who had

COVID19: Turkish Cypriots report record daily cases, 144 in September

While new daily coronavirus cases continue to drop in the Republic of Cyprus, Turkish Cypriot authorities are having a hard time to put the lid back on infections in the north, as some 144 new cases have been reported since

September heatwave grips Cyprus

An orange alert was issued Wednesday by Cyprus Meteorology Department for “extreme heat” as maximum temperatures are expected to soar to 41°C inland and 34°C in usually cooler mountain areas.   After a short respite from temperatures well over 40°C,

Greece, Cyprus, Israel extend military cooperation

Greece, Cyprus, and Israel have signed a program of trilateral military cooperation for 2021 as their regional collaboration widens backed by an energy alliance.   A statement issued by the Hellenic National Defence General Staff said the trilateral military accord

COVID19: Cyprus starts testing 18-40 age group

Cyprus has started a targeted scheme of 5,000 COVID-19 tests among those aged 18-40 where crowds gather such as bars, restaurants, shopping malls and universities as younger people are contracting the virus.   According to the Health Ministry, the goal