Daily Archives: October 7, 2020

Lebanon, Cyprus joint willingness to stop migrant boats

Lebanon and Cyprus have reaffirmed their commitment to implement their 2002 agreement that allows irregular migrants arriving by boat on the island to be sent back.   The pledge came after Cypriot Interior Minister Nikos Nouris met Lebanon’s visiting Major

COVID19: Cyprus reports 2nd death this week, 21 new cases

A man with no underlying health conditions has died, the second death in as many days, with a further 21 new cases of Covid-19 reported on Wednesday, raising the total number of infections in Cyprus to 1,897.   The health

Cyprus to raise Varosha issue at EU summit

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades will raise the issue of Turkey re-opening fenced-off Varosha at the next European Council summit on October 14-15.   Government spokesman Kyriakos Koushos said Wednesday that recourse has already been filed to the UN Security Council

COVID19: Cyprus outlook fragile as apathy rules

Cyprus’ COVID-19 situation is satisfactory but fragile with Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou worried that things could get out of hand if protocols are not followed.   Ioannou told a press conference Wednesday, that while health authorities expect a rise in

Yellow warning for high temperatures in Cyprus

The Cyprus Department of Meteorology at Larnaca Airport has issued a yellow warning for extreme high temperatures on Wednesday, with the inland maximum temperature expected to rise to around 40 degrees Celsius.   The warning is valid from 1200 to

Seven foreign investors to lose ‘golden passport’

Cyprus is to revoke Cypriot citizenship from seven foreign investors for violating the terms of its maligned passport-for-investment scheme, officials said Wednesday.   Cypriot government spokesman Kyriacos Koushos said the decision was taken during a cabinet meeting on Wednesday.