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31-01-2021 14:51

Testing for employees returning to work on 8 February, begins

In order to ensure the smooth re-opening of businesses and professional sectors within the framework of the strategy for the gradual resumption of society and the economy, a free screening program of rapid antigen testing will be carried out for employees who are returning to their workplace. According to the plan for the gradual lifting of restrictions, the screening program begins on Tuesday, 2 February for employees who will be returning to work on 8 February.Following the decisions of th...

30-01-2021 11:08

UN Security Council renews UNFICYP’s mandate

Statement by the Permanent Representative of Cyprus, Amb. Andreas D. Mavroyiannis The UN Security Council yesterday, 29.1.2021 adopted Resolution 2561 on Cyprus, renewing the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus for a period of six months, until the end of July 2021.Following the adoption, the Permanent Representative of Cyprus, Ambassador Andreas D. Mavroyiannis, made a statement to the press, as follows:“The Security Council has just adopted resolution 2561 on Cyprus. I had ear...

30-01-2021 09:09

Vaccination appointments for citizens over the age of 84 – 7,790 vaccine doses administered during the week of 23-29 January

The implementation of the National Vaccination Plan continued with the vaccination of 7,790 people during the week of 23-29 January. More specifically, 3,494 vaccinations concerned the second dose, administered to health professionals of the State Health Services Organisation and of the private sector, to residents and staff of senior peoples’ homes in all districts. Consequently, a total of 5,551 individuals have received both vaccination doses.During the same period, the first vaccination ...

29-01-2021 21:48

Announcement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs concerning the adoption by the UN Security Council of Resolution 2561 for the renewal of the mandate of UNFICYP

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomes the unanimous renewal by the UN Security Council of the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus, until July 31, 2021.The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses satisfaction at the fact that through resolution 2561 the Security Council reaffirms the basis for a solution to the Cyprus problem with explicit references in the preamble and in the operative part. It also reaffirms all its previous Resolutions on Cyprus and notably the particularly imp...

29-01-2021 18:55

***REVISED*** Answers to frequently asked questions on what changes as of 1 February, in the framework of the strategic lifting of measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic

A. Movement: 1. What are the curfew hours?Movement continues to be prohibited from 9 in the evening until 5 in the morning of the following day.2. Under which circumstances is one allowed to move during curfew hours (9 in the evening to 5 in the morning of the next day)?The movement of persons during curfew hours continues to be permitted for the following reasons: For purposes of moving to and from workplaces, with the presentation of Form A, completed and signed by the employer, which...

29-01-2021 18:14

Answers to frequently-asked questions on COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca

COVID-19 Vaccine (ChAdOx1-S [recombinant])1.    What is COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca and what is it used for?COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca is a vaccine for preventing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in people aged 18 years and older. COVID-19 is caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus.COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca is made up of another virus (of the adenovirus family) that has been modified to contain the gene for making a protein from SARS-CoV-2.COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca does not contain the vir...

29-01-2021 18:11

EMA recommends COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca for authorisation in the EU

EMA has recommended granting a conditional marketing authorisation for COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in people from 18 years of age. This is the third COVID-19 vaccine that EMA has recommended for authorisation.EMA’s human medicines committee (CHMP) has thoroughly assessed the data on the quality, safety and efficacy of the vaccine and recommended by consensus a formal conditional marketing authorisation be granted by the European Commission. Thi...

29-01-2021 15:59

Introductory speech by the Minister of Justice and Public Order, Ms Emily Yiolitis, at the presentation of measures for Combating Corruption

Today our country is taking one more step in the admittedly strenuous effort to fight corruption by asserting the decisiveness of the Government to combat a plague that has burdened our country for decades. To this day, for this goal, various initiatives have been taken by your government and my predecessors and numerous legal and other measures have been promoted. At the same time we continue to work on an ambitious planning that will be presented henceforth and will further enhance the abov...

29-01-2021 15:08

Reference to Cyprus during a press conference by the UN Secretary-General

The UN Secretary-General, Mr António Guterres, yesterday, (28/1/2021) gave a press conference at UN Headquarters. During the press conference, the Secretary-General replied to a press question on Cyprus, as follows:Anadolu: Thank you Mr. Secretary-General. Following your phone conversation with the Turkish Cypriot leader a few days ago and your recent report to the Security Council and your intention to bring the two parties together, when and where are you planning to convene a meeting amon...

29-01-2021 14:00

Updated list of countries in which the traditional postal services are offered

Updated list of countries in which the traditional postal services (regular mail, registered, insured mail, parcels, EPG parcels, EMS/Datapost if applicable etc.) are offered:1          AUSTRALIA2          AUSTRIA3          BAHRAIN4          BELGIUM5          BRAZIL (only EMS/Datapost)6          BULGARIA7          CANADA8          CHINA9          CZECH REPUBLIC10        DENMARK11        EGYPT12        ESTONIA13        FINLAND14        FRANCE15        GERMANY16        GREAT BRI...

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