COVID19: Tests for China arrivals from 15 January

From Sunday, all passengers arriving in Cyprus from China must present a negative 48-hour PCR test, as Nicosia adopts EU recommendations following a COVID-19 outbreak. The Cabinet approved the decision on Wednesday,

COVID19: Back to school with tests, masks

Students and teachers must return to class with negative tests and masks, said the Health Ministry on Friday, announcing the government’s draft roadmap to opening schools in September. Health Minister Michalis Hadjipantela

COVID19: Rapid test needed to visit hospitals

A surge in COVID-19 cases, powered by Omicron subvariants, has pushed authorities to require a 24-hour rapid test for visiting hospitals and nursing homes. On Thursday, the cabinet approved more measures to

COVID19: Fewer tests, higher positivity rates

With fewer COVID-19 tests carried out, authorities should expect the positivity rate to reach new heights, said lead scientist advising the government on coronavirus, epidemiologist Dr Constantinos Tsioutis. In comments to Politis

COVID19: Test-to-stay for police, hospitals

After launching test-to-stay at schools, the government is considering expanding the COVID-19 policy for close contacts in the emergency services and hospitals. As reported by the Cyprus News Agency, Health Minister Michalis

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