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01-12-2020 19:43

The President of the Republic received the UN SG’s Special Envoy on the Cyprus problem

The President of the Republic Mr Nicos Anastasiades received tonight, at the Presidential Palace, the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy on the Cyprus problem Mrs Jane Holl Lute.After the meeting, the Government Spokesman Mr Kyriakos Kousios said that during the meeting «the President of the Republic informed Mrs Lute on the readiness and determination of our side to participate in an informal Conference that the UN Secretary General will convene in the framework of his mandate as it is se...

01-12-2020 15:05

EMA starts rolling review of Janssen’s COVID-19 vaccine Ad26.COV2.S

EMA’s human medicines committee (CHMP) has started a rolling review of Ad26.COV2.S, a COVID-19 vaccine from Janssen Vaccines & Prevention B.V.The CHMP’s decision to start the rolling review is based on preliminary results from laboratory studies and early clinical studies in adults. These studies suggest that the vaccine triggers the production of antibodies and immune cells that target the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.The company is currently conducting trials in people to assess safety and ...

01-12-2020 14:59

EMA receives application for conditional marketing authorisation of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

EMA has received an application for conditional marketing authorisation (CMA) for a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine by Moderna Biotech Spain, S.L. (a subsidiary of Moderna, Inc.). The assessment of the vaccine known as Moderna Covid-19 vaccine (also referred to as mRNA1273) will proceed under an accelerated timeline. An opinion on the marketing authorisation could be issued within weeks, depending on whether the data submitted are sufficiently robust and complete to show the quality, safety and effecti...

01-12-2020 14:54

EMA receives application for conditional marketing authorisation of COVID-19 mRNA vaccine BNT162b2

EMA has received an application for conditional marketing authorisation (CMA) for BNT162b2, a COVID‑19 mRNA vaccine developed by BioNTech and Pfizer. The assessment of BNT162b2 will proceed under an accelerated timeline. An opinion on the marketing authorisation could be issued within weeks, depending on whether the data submitted are sufficiently robust and complete to show the quality, safety and effectiveness of the vaccine.Such a short timeframe is only possible because EMA has already r...

01-12-2020 13:39

1474 is the new COVID-19 call center

As part of efforts to continuously improve the quality of services offered to citizens, and recognizing the difficult circumstances facing the Cypriot society due to the pandemic, the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy has launched a new Call Center, 1474, providing support and information on all issues related to COVID-19.The 1474 call center aims to provide direct, timely and comprehensive information, in regards to all governmental initiatives for dealing with COVID-19 (m...

01-12-2020 13:35

Photo Album - The members of the Scientific Committee on coronavirus at a press conference

The members of the Scientific Committee on coronavirus, Dr Zoe-Dorothea Pana, Dr Constantinos Tsioutis and Dr Giorgos Nikolopoulos, at a press conference to present the updated national report and the developments on the vaccination issue, at the Ministry of Finance.

01-12-2020 07:58

Message by the Commissioner for Volunteerism and Non-Governmental Organizations on World AIDS Day – 1st December

The World AIDS Day takes place on 1st December each year since 1988, after a decision of the World Health Organization (WHO). This year's theme is “Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibility”. Although significant progress has been made against HIV since the late 1990s, but it remains a public health challenge, especially now that the COVID-19 pandemic is plaguing the world.HIV prevention, diagnoses, treatments and care services face problems, especially in countries with fragile health system...

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