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28-02-2022 20:37

Photo Album - Education Minister – Official launch of the European Year of Youth 2022 in Cyprus

The Minister of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth, Mr Prodromos Prodromou, addresses, on behalf of the President of the Republic, the official launch of the European Year of Youth 2022 in Cyprus, in the framework of the Citizens' Free University, at the University of Nicosia.

28-02-2022 14:46

Remarks by the Minister of Defence, Mr Charalambos Petrides, at the commemoration event at the BMH Cyprus-Israel Friendship Memorial Site

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you today at the site of the monument dedicated to the Jewish holocaust survivors who found temporary refuge to Cyprus on their way to their motherland after the end of the Second World War. This monument is a meaningful testament to the long standing Cypriot-Israeli friendship and people to people ties that were forged in the period 1946-1949 when Cypriots provided as much as help possible to Jewish refugees stranded in Cyprus in internment camps over a ...

28-02-2022 14:20

The Cypriot state will cover the cost of PCR tests for Ukrainian citizens arriving to Larnaka and Pafos airports

In the framework of the reception of Ukrainian refugees to the Republic of Cyprus, the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works informs that, upon instructions by the President of the Republic, the cost of the PCR diagnostic test, which is carried out on arrival at Larnaka and Pafos Airports for citizens arriving from Ukraine, will be covered by the Republic of Cyprus.  (MPO/MG) 

28-02-2022 14:19

Epidemiological risk assessment of countries concerning COVID-19, dated 28/02/2022

Following a decision of the Council of Ministers, as of 21st February 2022 the new Action Plan for the smooth operation of flights and the operation of airports entered into force. The Epidemiological Monitoring Unit of the Ministry of Health has made a re-evaluation of the epidemiological situation in various countries as regards COVID-19.The categorisation of countries shall apply for travel purposes to non-vaccinated passengers or passengers who do not hold a valid certificate of vaccinat...

28-02-2022 13:57

Rapid Antigen Testing Units – 1 March 2022

Based on the decisions of the Council of Ministers, and aiming at the suppression of the dispersion of the virus SARS-CoV-2, in places where SafePass is required, individuals aged 6 and above must hold one of the following:Certificate of full vaccination.Proof that they have been infected with COVID-19 during the last three months.Certificate of a negative rapid antigen test, valid for 7 days, for individuals aged 6-11 years old.Certificate of a negative PCR or rapid antigen test, valid...

28-02-2022 13:55

Hydroxyethyl-starch solutions for infusion recommended for suspension from the market

On 11 February 2022, EMA’s safety committee, PRAC, recommended that the marketing authorisations for hydroxyethyl-starch (HES) solutions for infusion should be suspended across the European Union. These products were authorised as an addition to other treatments for plasma volume replacement following acute (sudden) blood loss.The safety of HES solutions for infusion was reviewed in two separate procedures in 2013, and a number of restrictions and measures to minimise the risk of kidney inju...

28-02-2022 13:54

EMA recommends authorisation of booster doses of Comirnaty from 12 years of age

EMA’s human medicines committee (CHMP) has recommended that a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine Comirnaty may be given where appropriate to adolescents from 12 years of age. Comirnaty is already authorised in the EU as a 2-dose primary course in adolescents (as well as adults and children from 5 years of age) and a booster dose is currently authorised from 18 years of age.The CHMP opinion follows an evaluation of interim safety and efficacy data from a clinical trial of a booster dose of ...

28-02-2022 13:52

EMA recommends approval of Spikevax for children aged 6 to 11

EMA’s human medicines committee (CHMP) has recommended granting an extension of indication for the COVID-19 vaccine Spikevax to include use in children aged 6 to 11. The vaccine, developed by Moderna, is already approved for use in adults and children aged 12 and above.The dose of Spikevax in children from 6 to 11 years of age will be lower than that used in people aged 12 and above (50 µg compared with 100 µg). As in the older age group, the vaccine is given as two injections in the muscles...

28-02-2022 13:38

Imports, sales and stocks of petroleum products: January 2022

Annual change in sales +25,8%In January 2022, the total sales of petroleum products amounted to 112.423 tonnes, recording a rise of 25,8% compared to January 2021. An increase was observed in the provisions of aviation kerosene (216,5%) and marine gasoil (46,2%), as well as in the sales of kerosene (34,7%), heating gasoil (34,1%), liquefied petroleum gases (28,6%), motor gasoline (27,4%), light fuel oil (16,3%) and road diesel (5,1%). On the contrary, a decrease was recorded in the sales of ...

28-02-2022 13:20

Index of Industrial Output Prices: January 2022

The Index of Industrial Output Prices for January 2022 reached 117,3 units (base 2015=100), recording an increase of 0,4% compared to December 2021. Compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, the index recorded an increase of 16,7%.In January 2022 compared to December 2021, the index showed a rise in the sectors of water supply and materials recovery by 1,7%, manufacturing by 0,7% and mining and quarrying by 0,3%, while it showed a decrease in the sector of electricity supply...