Friday, August 12, 2022

FREE COVID RAPID TESTING - ANNOUNCEMENT

 


Announcement by the Ministry of Health regarding discontinuance of free COVID-19 rapid testing in August

The Ministry of Health informs citizens that Rapid testing at locations normally operating for free COVID-19 rapid testing on weekends as part of the Ministry's programme, is being discontinued for the month of August.

However, COVID-19 Rapid testing units will continue to operate outside public hospitals in all regions, between the hours of 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., to service patients, visitors and staff to these hospitals, who by Decree are required to present a negative a 24-hour Rapid test result to enter.

(AP)


WHAT'S ON - 15-31 August

 


WHAT'S ON - 15-31 August

LEGISLATION ON E-SCOOTERS IS IN FORCE - WHAT IT PROVIDES FOR

 Filenews 12 August 2022



It came into force after its publication in the Government Gazette on July 28th, the regulation of the movement of bicycles and other Personal Mobility Devices. The law concerns the regulations of movement with e-scooters.

In addition, an amendment to the Extrajudicial Regulation of Offenses Law has been published so that it is possible to regulate offences that have been included in the above law, which provides, on a case-by-case basis, for extrajudicial amounts of €50 or €85 (Law 138(I)/2022).

The legislation includes, inter alia, provisions for the following:

GRANT PROJECTS OF €75million FOR TOURISM

 Filenews 12 August 2022 - by Dora Christodoulou



The redefinition of tourism in Cyprus, mainly in the new realities created by the two years of the pandemic, has a twofold goal for the Deputy Ministry of Tourism: On the one hand, to adequately explain to the rural world, mainly, what is changing in tourism internationally and on the other hand to analyze what exactly the Deputy Ministry is doing to be ready in these new conditions that created a pandemic and war in Ukraine to support tourism in our country all year round, but also offering services now for special forms of tourism.

This was stressed, speaking to the residents of the area of Polemi, in the semi-mountainous Pafos, the Deputy Minister of Tourism during a rally held for this purpose.

BANK OF CYPRUS - DEPOSIT OF CHEQUES VIA MOBILE

 Filenews 12 August 2022 - by Theano Thiopoulou



Depositing cheques via mobile (BoC Mobile App) is the new free service offered by the Bank of Cyprus for its customers, without having to go to the branch or at an ATM to do the deed and the next day has the money. According to the Bank of Cyprus, it is the only one that offers this service and from the first days there seemed to be interest.

DROP IN GASOLINE AND DIESEL PRICES

 Filenews 12 August 2022 - by Angelos Nicolaou



Fuel prices have recently fallen significantly in Cyprus as well, as a result of the fall in international oil prices that fell below $ 100 per barrel. The prices recorded internationally are the lowest since the start of the war in Ukraine, and the de-escalation observed in Cyprus is estimated to continue in the coming days of August.

CHLORAKAS - POLICE LOOKING FOR 4th MEMBER OF GANG AFTER CHASE

 Filenews 12 August 2022 - by Dora Christodoulou



Three foreign residents of Paphos were arrested last night after an episodic chase that included warning shots being fired into the air by police officers.

The three, along with a fourth person, were riding a car that failed to stop at a police signal for inspection and now, after their arrest, its passengers are being prosecuted for possession of burglary tools, assault and causing real bodily harm, resistance to lawful arrest, obstruction of a police officer in the performance of his duty, reckless and dangerous driving, driving without a driver's license, safety and registration certificate and non-compliance with a police officer's signal.