Daily Archives: October 9, 2020

Varosha is lost without Cyprus peace process

Famagusta Mayor Simos Ioannou has warned that fenced-off Varosha will be lost without the resumption of UN-backed Cyprus peace talks.   Speaking during a rally held at Dherynia checkpoint to condemn the opening on Thursday of part of Varosha’s beachfront,

COVID19: Tighter checks at Limassol General Hospital

Health authorities decided Friday to tighten COVID measures at Limassol General Hospital following the detection of five coronavirus cases among staff.   Cyprus’ Health Ministry announced increased monitoring at Limassol General, the country’s second-largest public hospital, following the detection of

COVID19: Police boost checks on gyms, entertainment venues

Police Chief Stelios Papatheodorou has instructed officers to step up checks on establishments for possible violation of COVID-19 rules, as the force comes under criticism for not doing enough to prevent contagion.   While health authorities believe the resurgence of

COVID19: Alarm over people exposed to virus breaking quarantine

Cyprus Health authorities are alarmed as they have found that people identified as close contacts of known coronavirus cases are violating their mandatory 14-day quarantine.   If people exposed to the virus do not self-isolate, then they are helping the

COVID19: Third death in a week, 33 new Cyprus cases

An elderly woman with serious underlying health issues has died of COVID-19, the third death this week with a spike of 33 new cases on Friday, the second-highest since mid-April.   Cyprus is suffering its worst outbreak since the pandemic