Daily Archives: September 17, 2020

Cyprus tourist arrivals slump 81.2% in August

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, tourist arrivals in Cyprus plunged 81.2% in August to 104,261 from 553,845 in 2019, according to official data released Thursday.   Tourists from the largest market Britain were only allowed to return in August but

Omonia makes €8 mln from historic Champions League victory

Omonia Nicosia is seeing its European dream turn green, after knocking out Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League advancing to the playoffs for the first time in its 72-year history.   Qualification over Red Star is set to bring

Cyprus urges joined-up approach on EU air travel

Cyprus has called on its European Union counterparts to take common action on air travel and connectivity to mitigate the negative impact of the coronavirus.   Transport Minister Yiannis Karousos sent a non-paper calling for joint action by all Member

Joint Cyprus-Israel military exercise hailed a success

Successful joint Cyprus-Israel three-day military manoeuvres codenamed ‘Iason 2020’ has enhanced the capabilities of the National Guard, the Defence Ministry said Thursday.   The exercise was held from 14-16 September in the framework of the upgraded annual military cooperation program

Teacher under fire for irreverent artwork

An art teacher’s controversial paintings lambasting the church and politicians has caused a stir after the Education Ministry launched a probe when shocked parents complained about his work posted online.   George Gavriel, an art teacher and headmaster at a

COVID19: Cyprus cases rise to 10, clusters grow

Cyprus health authorities announced ten new cases of SARS-CoV-2 on Thursday, mostly to a growing number of transmissions within known clusters, ending a two-week wave of single-digit infections.   The new cases the total for the Republic of Cyprus to