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29-12-2020 12:28

Updated list of categories of citizens with risk factors for serious illness by COVID-19

On the basis of the Decree of the Minister of Health, dated 4 November 2020, and following recommendations of the Scientific Advisory Committee on coronavirus, the list of categories of citizens with risk factors for serious illness by COVID-19 has been updated, with the addition of category 14 as indicated below.It should be noted that persons who fall within the following categories of citizens with risk factors for serious illness by COVID-19, and who are not employed in individual workpl...

28-12-2020 13:45

Antigen detection tests (rapid tests) do not need to be confirmed with a PCR test

Following the recommendation of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), the Ministry of Health informs that given the current epidemiological situation, with effect as of today, 28 December 2020, the positive SARS-CoV-2 antigen detection tests carried out by the mobile units of the Ministry of Health are considered positive and do not need confirmation by the molecular method (RT-PCR), due to their high positive prediction value.Citizens with a positive result...

28-12-2020 10:50

Photo Album - The President of the Republic receives his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, receives his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, at the Health Center of Latsia.

23-12-2020 14:06

Archaeological and geophysical Survey reveals location of the Sanctuary of Apollo at Pera Oreinis-Fragkissa, Lefkosia District

The Department of Antiquities, Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works, announces the completion of an archaeological and geophysical survey in the area of Pera Oreinis in October 2020 under the direction of Dr. Matthias Recke (University of Frankfurt) and field Director Dr. Philipp Kobusch (University of Kiel). The aim of the fieldwork was to locate the Sanctuary of Apollo at Fragkissa.The sanctuary of Apollo at Frangkissa, in the vicinity of ancient Tamassos, can be considered one ...

23-12-2020 13:51

Shipping Deputy Minister thanked seafarers in person ahead of Christmas, at Lemesos Port

Cyprus has always ensured that safety remains a top priority for all shipping operations and is committed to protecting and supporting seafarers, the international key worker of the maritime industry.In recognition of all the hard work and commitment from seafarers over the past year, the Cyprus Shipping Deputy Minister, Mr Vassilios Demetriades, visited Lemesos Port, today, to thank seafarers in person. The Shipping Deputy Minister was joined by the Head of Port State Control Unit, a Marine...

23-12-2020 13:19

Average Monthly Earnings of Employees: 3rd quarter 2020

 Annual Change 2% Based on provisional data, the average gross monthly earnings of employees during the third quarter of 2020, amounted to €1.907 compared to €1.869 during the third quarter of 2019, i.e., an increase of 2% is observed.The average gross monthly earnings during the third quarter of 2020, seasonally adjusted, are estimated at €2.025 and compared to the second quarter of 2020 they are increased by 1,9%.Note: From the 1st quarter of 2020 onwards, data are provisional.The aver...

23-12-2020 10:20

Photo Album - The President of the Republic receives the Secretary General of AKEL

The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, receives the Secretary General of AKEL, Mr Andros Kyprianou, at the Presidential Palace.

22-12-2020 13:21

Photo Album - PoR – President of the Citizens' Alliance

The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, receives the President of the Citizens' Alliance, Mr Yiorgos Lillikas, at the Presidential Palace.

22-12-2020 12:58

Answers to frequently asked questions about Comirnaty - COVID-19 mRNA vaccine (nucleoside modified)

1.    What is Comirnaty and what is it used for? Comirnaty is a vaccine for preventing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in people aged 16 years and older.Comirnaty contains a molecule called messenger RNA (mRNA) with instructions for producing a protein from SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Comirnaty does not contain the virus itself and cannot cause COVID-19.Detailed information about this vaccine is available in the product information, which includes the package leaflet....

22-12-2020 12:54

The first batch of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines will be delivered on 26 December

The Ministry of Health welcomes, yesterday’s approval, by the European Medicines Agency and by the European Commission of the circulation of the vaccine developed by Pfizer-BioNTech in the Member States of the European Union. This development is the result of the initiative of the European Commissioner for Health, Ms Stella Kyriakidou, favourable to all Member States, which ensures access for all EU members to the COVID-19 vaccine.Following yesterday’s developments and the approval of the Pf...

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