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Coronavirus: British nationals cross from north to catch Gatwick flights
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 12:44:02 +0000 -

Sixty British passport holders from the north were given an exemption by authorities on Sunday to cross to the south of the island in order to catch a flight from Paphos airport to London Gatwick The move was allowed after an agreement was reached between the British and Cypriot governments....

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Britain orders 10,000 ventilators in fight against coronavirus
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 12:35:14 +0000 -

Britain has placed an order for 10,000 ventilators to be made by a consortium of companies including Ford, Airbus and Rolls-Royce as part of efforts to fight the coronavirus, an industry source told Reuters. Governments around the world are trying to boost the number of ventilators – mechanical breathing devices...

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Coronavirus: Cyprus in lockdown (video)
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 12:18:34 +0000 -

A video released by the Cyprus News Agency on Sunday shows the extent of the government ban on unnecessary movement with few cars on the road and almost deserted  highways    

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Coronavirus: Cancer patients at Limassol hospital test negative
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 12:04:23 +0000 -

Some 18 patients at the oncology ward of Limassol General Hospital have tested negative for coronavirus after another patient at the unit contracted the virus. The cleared patients included an individual who had been staying in the same room as the confirmed case. Twenty-four out of 30 nursing staff members...

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Sunday, March 29: Coronavirus global update
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 11:30:32 +0000 -

As of 14.30 today more than 678,905 people have been infected across the world and over 31,771 have died but at the same time 146,319 people have recovered. The USA is now the country with the most infected cases (123,776) ahead of Italy (92,472) and China (81,439). Italy though has...

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Government needs to be more specific, people need to know
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 11:19:12 +0000 -

There’s an iconic scene in the film ‘True Romance’ with Dennis Hopper and Christopher Walken displaying their acting art to perfection. Walken plays a Mafia boss who’s trying to get some information out of Hopper but without success. Halfway through the interrogation procedure, Walken says the following to Hopper: “You...

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Coronavirus: 2,903km away from home
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 11:14:28 +0000 -

Melissa Hekkers decided not to join the hundreds rushing to get back to Cyprus. She is now separated from her daughter and mother I’m 2,903km away from home as I reflect on my decision not to board the last Ryanair flight to Larnaca last Monday. My decision to stay behind...

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Australia asks people to isolate more even as coronavirus spread slows
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 10:35:08 +0000 -

Australians were asked on Sunday to further isolate themselves from the public to keep the coronavirus from spreading even as authorities said the rate of daily infections has halved in recent days. Government officials said that public gatherings must be restricted to two people and Australians should stay inside unless...

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Coronavirus: Famagusta hospital treating 28, three could be discharged Sunday
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 10:32:30 +0000 -

Twenty-eight coronavirus patients are currently hospitalised at Famagusta general. Four patients are being treated in the intensive care unit, including an 80-year-old man with medical history, reportedly in critical conditions. Two new patients were admitted on Sunday and at noon and more are expected throughout the day. Meanwhile, three patients...

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Two women remanded in Paphos after claim they made threats
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 10:11:29 +0000 -

Two women aged 39 and 33, were both remanded by the Paphos court on Sunday for three days for allegedly making threats against a compatriot, also 39. Police are investigating two incidents of written death threats, conspiracy to commit wrongdoing, assault and malicious harm. The complainant reported to police on...

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Coronavirus: An enforced stay in the mountains
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 09:43:08 +0000 -

Many of the 1,200 people still in mandatory quarantine are complaining about their living conditions, but for one man it’s not too much of an ordeal By Nick Theodoulou Monday night’s announcement of a lockdown spooked many, but for Mark Cox being stuck at home in Nicosia with his family...

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Qatar Airways will have to seek state support, warns cash running out
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 09:22:57 +0000 -

Qatar Airways will have to seek government support eventually, Chief Executive Akbar al-Baker told Reuters on Sunday, warning the Middle East carrier could soon run out of cash needed to continue flying. Several state have already stepped in to help airlines that have seen demand decimated almost overnight by the...

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Coronavirus: health workers offered hotel stays close to hospitals
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 08:56:02 +0000 -

The minister of health has arranged for a number of healthcare workers who expressed interest in an alternative solution to staying at home, have been offered hotel rooms close to hospitals, the ministry announced on Sunday. The move is to prevent their family members being exposed to a potential infection....

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UK’s Johnson warns on coronavirus: Things to get worse before they get better
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 08:48:24 +0000 -

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is warning Britons in a letter to 30 million households that things will get worse before they get better, as he himself self-isolates in Downing Street to recover from the coronavirus. Britain has reported 17,089 confirmed cases of the disease and 1,019 deaths and the peak...

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Oil and gas companies on the retreat
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 08:38:17 +0000 -

By Charles Ellinas The combined effect of the massive decline in global oil and gas demand due to Covid-19 depressing the global economy, and the rapid drop in the oil price – due to unrestricted increase in production by Saudi Arabia and Russia and still high shale-oil production – are...

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Coronavirus: Poll shows most support tough government measures
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 08:25:12 +0000 -

By Andria Kades Fifty seven per cent of people completely agree with the measures the government has taken so far surrounding the covid-19 outbreak, while 80 per cent have seen a spike in their social media use to stay in touch with loved ones, according to a poll published by...

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China guards against second wave of coronavirus coming from abroad
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 08:23:01 +0000 -

The growing number of imported coronavirus cases in China risked fanning a second wave of infections at a time when “domestic transmission has basically been stopped”, a spokesman for the National Health Commission said on Sunday. “China already has an accumulated total of 693 cases entering from overseas, which means...

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Police still looking for missing 28-year-old man
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 08:10:26 +0000 -

Police are still looking for a missing 28-year-old man, Demetris Antoniou, in the Akamas peninsula area, where he was reportedly last seen on March 26. Authorities are focusing their search in the village of Polis Crysochous, where the 28-year-old’s car was found locked on Tuesday. On Wednesday, search crews found...

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Coronavirus: Cyprus and Israel reference hospitals to exchange info on virus
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 08:03:28 +0000 -

Famagusta Reference Hospital and Sheba Medical Centre in Israel, will cooperate and exchange expertise amid the Covid-19 pandemic. An announcement issued by the health ministry in Cyprus says that the cooperation is taking place following a suggestion by the Dean of the Medical Faculty of the University of Nicosia and...

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Coronavirus: foreign ministry announces special platform coming Tuesday for students abroad
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 07:41:15 +0000 -

The foreign ministry announced has announced that as of Tuesday, a special online platform will be launched on which all Cypriot citizens abroad, including students, will be required to register. The platform will be used by the government to publish important announcements or updates regarding the coronavirus situation in Cyprus,...

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