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03-04-2020 19:27

The Parcel24 service in the fight against the coronavirus

To help you avoid visiting the Post Offices during working hours, Cyprus Post is throwing the 24-hour Parcel24 locker systems in the fight against Coronavirus.From Monday, April 6, 2020, and as long as the restrictive measures are in force, a number of registered items (barcode "R") and parcels (barcode "C") containing goods, provided that they bear the recipient's mobile phone, will be placed in the Parcel24 systems, regardless if  the recipient is a subscriber.This campaign is aimed at cu...

03-04-2020 15:19

EMA provides recommendations on compassionate use of remdesivir for COVID-19

During an extraordinary virtual meeting held on 2 April 2020, EMA’s human medicines committee (CHMP) gave recommendations on how the investigational antiviral medicine remdesivir should be used for treating coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in compassionate use programmes in the European Union.Compassionate use programmes, which are set up at the level of individual EU Member States, are intended to give patients with a life-threatening, long-lasting or seriously disabling disease and no availa...

03-04-2020 15:04

Customer Service by Social Insurance Services within the framework of measures to mitigate the spread of COVID -19

The Social Insurance Services, within the framework of preventive measures to address COVID -19, inform the public that the online application / JCC Smart website for online payment of contributions for February 2020 earnings will remain available until 14.4.2020.It is emphasized that in addition to paying through the JCC Smart application, in order to be able to register the earnings of their employees, all employers are required to submit the form titled "Statement of Earnings and Contribu...

03-04-2020 14:39

Extension of measures announced by the Labour Ministry to address COVID -19; protect elderly and vulnerable groups

The Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance, within the framework of its emergency response measures to protect the elderly and other vulnerable groups, wishes to inform the public that from Saturday, April 4, 2020, and while the restrictive measures, in accordance with the Decree by the Minister of Health, under the Quarantine Law, are in effect, the following provisions shall continue to apply:Homes for the elderly and the disabled / Caregivers, as well as 24-hour care homes for ...

03-04-2020 13:53

Disinfection procedures for any business providing services to the public

Further to the information provided  by the Public Health Services of the Ministry of Health, addressing business with regard to their obligations to limit the spread of coronavirus, the Ministry of Health, in the framework of re- examining the situation as developed so far, recommends that all the business that are still operative in compliance with the Quarantine (Determination of Measures to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19) related decrees, should organize and implement a disinfection proce...

03-04-2020 08:31

Post Offices that will remain closed

Cyprus Post announce that today 03/04/2020 the following Post Offices will remain closedːLarnaca AirportXylotympou (ND/SCH)

02-04-2020 12:59

Consumer Price Index (CPI): March 2020

In March 2020, the Consumer Price Index increased by 0,11 units and reached 101,34 units compared to 101,23 units in February 2020. Compared to March 2019, the CPI increased by 0,7%. (Table 1)For the period January-March 2020, the CPI increased by 1,1% compared to the corresponding period of the previous year. As regards the economic origin, the largest change when compared to the index of March 2019 was recorded in Electricity (9,2%), while comparing to the index of the previous month the...

02-04-2020 11:58

Decree by the Minister of Communications and Works on the prohibition of flights as of April 4, 2020 at 12.00 am Cyprus time

The Minister of Communications and Works, Mr Yiannis Karousos, issued today, Thursday, April 2020, a Decree concerning the prohibition of flights as of 12.00 am Cyprus time, April 4, 2020 and for a 14 -day period, except for those related to the transport of cargo, departure of passengers from the Republic of Cyprus and flights for humanitarian purposes. For the full text of the Decree in English press here.______________(AT/SCH)

02-04-2020 09:58

Ιnformation by the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance for people with disabilities on the measures taken to tackle coronavirus

Within the framework of providing constant public information on the measures taken to tackle coronavirus, the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Security advises people with disabilities to seek information in the following ways:To regularly check the website for constant updates of information material, Press releases, Decrees and other information.Non-Greek speaking people with disabilities or non-Greek speaking caregivers should check the English version ...

02-04-2020 09:18

COVID-19: chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine only to be used in clinical trials or emergency use programmes

Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, two medicines currently authorized for malaria and certain autoimmune diseases, are being investigated worldwide for their potential to treat coronavirus disease (COVID-19). However, efficacy in treating COVID-19 is yet to be shown in studies. It is very important that patients and healthcare professionals only use chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine for their authorised uses or as part of clinical trials or national emergency use programmes for the treatme...