COVID19: EU approves fifth vaccine

The European Union’s drug regulator on Monday approved the Covid-19 vaccine from US-based Novavax in people over 18, paving the way for a fifth coronavirus shot as the Omicron variant takes hold.

COVID19: Pressure for more jabs

Long queues have been forming outside COVID-19 vaccination centres across the island all week, as the pressure on the unvaccinated and people who are in line for a booster shot pays off,

COVID19: EMA reviews new Valneva vaccine

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) announced its human medicines committee (CHMP) started a rolling review of VLA2001, a COVID-19 vaccine developed by French company Valneva. The CHMP’s decision to start the rolling

COVID19: New cases spike beyond 500 again

Cyprus saw a fresh spike in infections on Monday with 586 new coronavirus cases, despite a small drop on Sunday, with the average daily rate above 400 throughout the past week. This

COVID19: New cases near 500, no deaths

Cyprus reported no coronavirus deaths on Thursday as new daily cases shot up to 489 while hospitalisations decreased to 110. Some 38 of the new Covid-19 cases resulted from tests in schools.

COVID19: Rapid rise in number of patients

As the government meets on Wednesday to rubberstamp new measures proposed by health experts to stem a resurgence of the coronavirus, with daily cases nearing 500, the number of COVID-19 patients needing

COVID19: EMA fast-tracks evaluating Novavax vaccine

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has started evaluating an application for conditional marketing authorisation for Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine, Nuvaxovid, the agency announced. The EU assessment will proceed under an accelerated timeline. An