Daily Archives: September 21, 2020

COVID19: Cyprus University pioneers speed test

Cyprus University’s Laboratory of Biotechnology and Molecular Virology headed by Dr Leondios Kostrikis has launched a COVID-19 fast testing programme for its academic community.   UCY has decided to apply a methodology developed by Dr Kostrikis during the SARS coronavirus

COVID19: Teenage schoolgirl tests positive

A 16-year old girl attending a Famagusta district Lyceum has tested positive for COVID-19 after developing symptoms, she is the first student to do so since a return to school, health officials said.   Following the positive result, 40 fellow

COVID19: Turkish Cypriot cases fall to month-low

Turkish Cypriot health authorities reported six coronavirus cases on Sunday the lowest level recorded this month after reporting 43 cases in the previous two days.   Sunday’s six cases were reported from a lower number of 1,105 tests carried out.

Greece-Cyprus hold firm diplomatic front in East Med

Greece and Cyprus have a “single but firm diplomatic front” in the eastern Mediterranean based on international law, Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou said on Monday in Nicosia during her first foreign trip.   Sakellaropoulou arrived at the Presidential Palace in

COVID19: Median age of Cyprus cases is 31

The average age of COVID-19 cases in Cyprus remains relatively young at 31 since July, according to the latest epidemiological infographic bulletin issued by the Health Ministry.   The low median age of cases is attributed to the fact that

COVID19: Visitors to Larnaca Bishopric need to get tested

Cyprus Health Ministry called on churchgoers who visited the Larnaca Bishopric between 14-18 September to get tested for COVID-19 at a state facility, after a cluster formed among members of staff including Bishop Nektarios.   The Health Ministry on Monday