Daily Archives: January 4, 2021

Postal rules change for overseas parcels

People wanting to send parcels outside the EU, such as the UK or US, are now required to fill in an online form before turning up at a Cyprus post office.   To keep in line with international treaties while

COVID19: Cyprus finds 12 cases with new UK strain

Cyprus has discovered 12 cases of a highly infectious new coronavirus variant in people who recently travelled from Britain, the Health Ministry said.   The new variant of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2, VOC 202012/01), now spreading around the world, was first

COVID19: Cyprus on the brink of Lockdown II

Cyprus is bracing itself for another lockdown in the coming days as the number of hospital admissions of COVID-19 patients reaches a new high, putting ever-increasing pressure on the health system.   Under the weight of hundreds of daily cases,

COVID19: Cyprus launches general vaccination rollout

Cyprus is to launch the second phase of its mass vaccination program after inoculating elderly people at care homes who were at high risk of contracting COVID-19.   Essentially, mass vaccinations for COVID-19 are scheduled to start on Friday when

CYCLOPS groundbreaking ceremony underpins thriving US-Cyprus ties

Monday’s groundbreaking ceremony of US-funded CYCLOPS, the Cyprus Centre for Land, Open-Seas and Port Security is the realisation of stronger bilateral relations between Nicosia and Washington.   Cyprus Foreign Minister Nicos Christodoulides and acting United States Secretary of Homeland Security

COVID19: Case numbers stable, but still high, as lockdown possible

With two deaths in Cyprus, 665 new coronavirus cases and 180 patients admitted in hospitals, the COVID-19 pandemic does not seem to be waning, with the government contemplating a second all-out lockdown.   The scientific advisory council met with the