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31-07-2021 19:57

Address by the Minister of Transport Communications and Works, Mr Yiannis Karousos at the opening ceremony of the Ayia Napa Underwater Sculpture Museum (MUSAN)

When you can dream, you can perform miracles.I am here today in a number of capacities. First as the representative of the President of the Republic who salutes the creation of the MUSAN and congratulates all those who contributed to the creation of this unique project; secondly as the political head of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works, which is the ministry responsible for carrying out the marine projects of our country; and thirdly as former Mayor of Ayia Napa. It was du...

31-07-2021 14:36

Rapid antigen testing units – 1 August 2021

Based on the decisions of the Council of Ministers, dated 2 and 7 July 2021, and aiming at the suppression of the dispersion of the virus SARS-CoV-2, as of the 9th July, in places where SafePass is required, individuals aged 12 and above must hold one of the following:Certificate of vaccination with at least one dose of the vaccine. A period of three weeks must have elapsed from the day of the administration.Proof that they have been infected with COVID-19 during the last six months.Certi...

31-07-2021 14:30

Reminder regarding the population groups that can perform rapid tests through the testing units of the Ministry of Health

Following the decision of the Council of Ministers, dated 2 July, it is reminded that as of August 1, only the following categories of citizens can be served at the mobile rapid testing units that will operate through the programme of the Ministry of Health:Minors up to 17 years old. It is understood that children aged 12-17 who do not have the consent of their parents/legal guardians for vaccination may carry out a rapid test free of charge through the programme of the Ministry of Health....

30-07-2021 19:08

Announcement of first annual "Stella Soulioti" Human Rights Award and call for nominations

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announces the first annual competition for the "Stella Soulioti" Human Rights Award and the opening on Monday, 2 August 2021, of the window for submission of nominations or proposals for 2021. Anyone interested may either put themselves forward or nominate other individuals, groups or Organizations for the Award, by completing the relevant form, as appropriate, available through the links provided below.The Award was established by a Decision of the Council of...

30-07-2021 17:58

Vaccination procedure for minors aged 12 to 17

Taking into account the recommendations of the Cyprus Paediatric Society and the Scientific Advisory Committee, and in an effort to increase the vaccination shielding of the population, the Council of Ministers approved on Friday 30.07.21 the proposal to extend vaccination to underage persons aged 12-15. The Vaccination Portal will be made available for appointment scheduling for all persons aged 12 and over from 7:30 on Monday, 2nd of August.In the framework of the Ministerial Decision, the...

30-07-2021 16:06

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions on the decisions of the Council of Ministers – 30 July 2021

 1. Where is a SafePass required? In all indoor and outdoor areas as well as in premises where, subject to the distancing measures in accordance with the relevant guidelines and health protocols, there is the possibility of more than 10 persons gathering including employees, persons aged 12 years or older are required to present a SafePass. It is recalled that places where a SafePass presentation is required include retailers, beverage and food retailers, catering places, entertainment plac...

30-07-2021 14:40

Procedure for issuing a certificate by way of exception, allowing for a free rapid antigen test to a person who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons

The Ministry of Health informs the public about the establishment of a procedure for issuing a certificate by way of exception, allowing for a free rapid antigen test to a person who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons. This procedure aims to avoid discrimination against exceptional documented cases of persons who cannot be vaccinated for COVID-19.Citizens who fall under the above category and wish to obtain the certificate, for their free examination at the rapid antigen detection unit...

30-07-2021 14:27

Rapid antigen testing units – 31 July 2021

Based on the decisions of the Council of Ministers, dated 2 and 7 July 2021, and aiming at the suppression of the dispersion of the virus SARS-CoV-2, as of the 9th July, in places where SafePass is required, individuals aged 12 and above must hold one of the following:Certificate of vaccination with at least one dose of the vaccine. A period of three weeks must have elapsed from the day of the administration.Proof that they have been infected with COVID-19 during the last six months.Certi...

30-07-2021 14:07

Announcement by the Health Insurance Organization regarding the handling of the 4th wave of the pandemic and the management of positive COVID-19 cases by General Practitioners

In view of the 4th wave of the pandemic that our country is facing, and for a better and more efficient service to patients with COVID-19, the Health Insurance Organization informs beneficiaries that a telephone support programme for positive COVID-19 cases has been set up by GHS personal doctors during the weekends.In cases where beneficiaries with COVID-19 are not able to receive support by their Personal Doctor during the weekend, they can call the 1420 hotline through which they will be ...

30-07-2021 14:01

Photo Album - PoR – Award of the Grand Cross of the Order of Makarios III to Dr Kypros Nicolaides

The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, awards the Grand Cross of the Order of Makarios III to Dr Kypros Nicolaides, at the Presidential Palace, in Lefkosia.

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