Daily Archives: September 27, 2020

Turkish Cypriots battle for vital leadership vote

October elections for a new Turkish Cypriot leader in the north may see incumbent Mustafa Akinci lose out as polls show him trailing the current head of the ruling coalition Ersin Tatar.   Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot analysts see

Halloumi melts under EU scrutiny

Registering halloumi as a product of protected designation of origin (PDO) has languished for over five years in EU corridors due to Cyprus problem politics with Nicosia blaming the European Commission for the delay.   Cyprus Agriculture Minister Costas Kadis

COVID19: Cyprus reports 12 new cases, 6 from football cluster

Cyprus reported 12 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 on Sunday, with six of the coronavirus infections involving football players or their immediate contacts. On Saturday, the total was 13 new cases.   This raises the total coronavirus infections in the Republic

Tourism was hit the hardest by the pandemic, Cyprus Hotel Association President says

Tourism has been hit the hardest by the pandemic, with developments unravelling in line with the worst-case scenario, President of the Cyprus Hotel Association Harris Loizides said in a statement on the occasion of World Tourism Day, on 27 September.

Health Ministry asks for additional funds for Covid-19 tests, as cases in Cyprus rise

Cyprus` Health Ministry has requested the Parliament to approve the disbursement of additional funds for new random tests and contact-tracing for Covid-19 as new cases have been on the rise in recent days, mainly due to multiple infection clusters in

EU Health Commissioner in self-isolation after a close contact tests positive for Covid-19

EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Stella Kyriakides said she is in self-isolation after a close contact tested positive for Covid-19.   “Yesterday I was informed that a close contact has tested positive for #COVID19. In line with public