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31-03-2021 19:23

Passengers holding a vaccination certificate from the Republic of Cyprus will not be subjected to self-isolation and mandatory testing upon arrival in Cyprus

The Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works announces that following a decision by the Council of Ministers, as of 1 April 2021 all passengers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 and hold a valid Certificate from the Republic of Cyprus, upon their arrival in Cyprus, irrespective of the country from which they are travelling, will be exempt, for the purposes of entry into Republic of Cyprus, from the following:the obligation to undergo laboratory testsany obligation for self-isola...

31-03-2021 18:43

The Department of Antiquities celebrates the International Autism Awareness Day by participating in the light it up blue campaign and by initiating a new activity titled “Living with the Archaeological Heritage”

The Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works, announces that on the 2nd of April 2021 the Department of Antiquities will participate once more in the Light it Up Blue worldwide campaign, on the occasion of International Autism Awareness Day, by lighting in blue the Castles of Pafos and Larnaka, as well as the Cyprus Museum in Nicosia. This year too, the aim of this endeavor is to raise social awareness with regards to the difficulties faced by persons in the Autism spectrum and their f...

31-03-2021 17:37

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine: Review of very rare cases of unusual blood clots continues

EMA’s safety committee (PRAC) is meeting today, 31 March, in the context of its ongoing review of very rare cases of unusual blood clots associated with low numbers of platelets, in people vaccinated with AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine (now called Vaxzevria).EMA convened an ad hoc expert group meeting on Monday, 29 March, to provide further input into the ongoing assessment. Independent external experts with a range of medical specialities, including haematologists, neurologists and epidemio...

31-03-2021 15:45

Rapid antigen testing for employees and the general population – Testing units 1 April 2021

Aiming at the continuous surveillance of the community and the workplaces, the free programmes of rapid antigen testing of the general population and employees are in progress.For the smooth and safe operation of businesses that have been activated according to the Decrees, employers in businesses, as well as the Heads of Departments/Services in the public and wider public sector, are obliged to coordinate the rapid testing of the employees, so that the mandatory weekly testing of the person...

31-03-2021 15:16

Index of Industrial Output Prices: February 2021 (Annual Change -3,1%)

The Index of Industrial Output Prices for February 2021 reached 101,2 units (base 2015=100), recording an increase of 0,8% compared to January 2021. Compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, the index recorded a decrease of 3,1%. For the period January-February 2021, the index showed a decrease of 3,5% compared to the corresponding period of 2020. In February 2021 compared to January 2021, the index remained stable in the sector of electricity supply, while it showed a rise ...

31-03-2021 15:12

Annual Survey on Education, 2018/2019

Based on the results of the Annual Survey on Education for the school year 2018/2019, the total number of pupils and students at all educational levels was 197.309 recording an increase (2,9%) compared, to the school year 2017/2018, where the total number of pupils and students was 191.787.The total number of educational establishments in 2018/2019 remained the same as in 2017/2018, to 1.338 schools. Finally, during 2018/2019 the total number of teachers, amounted to 15.428 compared to 14.98...

31-03-2021 14:53

Τhe Vaccination Portal will be made available for people aged 64 and over

Within the framework of the National Vaccination Plan for COVID-19, vaccination coverage of the next age group is in progress. Specifically, from tomorrow Thursday, 1st April, at 8 a.m. until Sunday, 4th April at 7 p.m., 17,814 appointments for the vaccination of people aged 64 and over will be made available via the Vaccination Portal.It is specified that all appointments concern vaccinations with all three available licensed vaccines of AstraZeneca, Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech. Vaccination...

31-03-2021 12:50

Photo Album - The President of the Republic at a press conference by the Minister of Agriculture to present the “Pay as you throw” Scheme

The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, delivers an address at a press conference by the Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment, Mr Costas Kadis, to present the “Pay as you throw” Scheme, within the framework of the Waste Management and Circular Economy Strategy, at the Presidential Palace.

31-03-2021 12:04

Statement by the Minister of Health, Mr Constantinos Ioannou, on the decisions of the Council of Ministers

The Council of Ministers was briefed on the epidemiological data as it is formed in the last weeks in Cyprus, after the recent decisions for partial lifting of the restrictive measures. According to the latest data, the epidemiological indicators are stabilizing, but remain at unsafe limits. The situation in hospitals is under control, but extremely difficult and reversible.The Council of Ministers reaffirmed the decision that the lifting strategy should continue with slow steps that will al...

31-03-2021 10:37

Photo Album - Transport Minister signs contract for Pafos General Hospital's new Renal Unit building

The Minister of Transport, Communications and Works, Mr Yiannis Karousos, signs the Contract for the new building of Pafos General Hospital's Renal Unit, in the presence of the Minister of Health, Mr Constandinos Ioannou, and State Health Services Organization representatives, at the Presidential Palace.