Kypros har registrert det første korona-dødsfallet – nå er turistøya stengt for besøkende

Kypros har registrert det første korona-dødsfallet på øya. Personen som døde hadde underliggende sykdom, opplyser helsemyndighetene i landet. Kypros har nå 84 bekreftede smittetilfeller.

EU-landet Kypros har stengt grensene og nekter nå innreise for personer som ikke er innbyggere på den populære turistøya helt øst i Middelhavet.

Innreiseforbudet trådte i kraft søndag 15.mars, og bare kypriotiske statsborgere, andre innbyggere, diplomater, registrerte studenter og annet autorisert personell slipper inn, opplyser president Nikos Anastasiades.

Presidenten ber samtidig kypriotiske borgere om å ikke reise tilbake Kypros unødvendig.

Alle private og offentlige utdanningsinstitusjoner i landet blir stengt fram til 10. april.

Anastasiades sa at restriksjonene på øyas delelinje fortsatt gjelder, og at folk bare bør reise mellom den tyrkisk-kypriotiske delen i nord (“Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”) og det gresk-kypriotiske området i sør (Republic of Cyprus) om at det er strengt nødvendig.

Flere hoteller, restauranter, barer og puber, nattklubber og butikker, både i hovedstaden Nicosia og i storbyer som Limassol og Larnaca, samt andre destinasjoner der turistsesongen så smått hadde startet, har nå stengt dørene.

Kypros med sine 1,2 millioner innbyggere tar imot rundt 4 millioner turister årlig, ikke minst fra Norge og andre nordiske land, og turismen er helt avgjørende for landets økonomi.

Kypros stenger grensene for alle utenlandske borgere

De neste to ukene vil EU-landet Kypros nekte innreise for personer som ikke er innbyggere på den populære turistøya helt øst i Middelhavet, melder NTB ifølge VG.no

Innreiseforbudet trer i kraft i morgen søndag 15.mars, og bare kypriotiske statsborgere, andre innbyggere, diplomater, registrerte studenter og annet autorisert personell slipper inn, opplyser landets president, Nikos Anastasiades.

Presidenten ber samtidig kypriotiske borgere om å ikke reise tilbake Kypros unødvendig.

Alle private og offentlige utdanningsinstitusjoner i landet blir stengt fram til 10. april.

Anastasiades sa at restriksjonene på øyas delelinje fortsatt gjelder, og at folk bare bør reise mellom den tyrkisk-kypriotiske delen i nord (“Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”) og det gresk-kypriotiske området i sør (Republic of Cyprus) om at det er strengt nødvendig.

Det er påvist 26 tilfeller av coronasmitte på Kypros, fire av dem er i nord.

Kilder: VG.no, NTB, Government of Cyprus

Britisk kvinne pågrepet for falsk voldtektsanmeldelse på Kypros

Politiet i feriebyen Paralimni, like ved Aiya Napa på Kypros, har arrestert en 19 år gammel kvinne fra Storbritannia for å ha levert en falsk voldtektsanmeldelse mot tolv unge menn, alle israelske statsborgere, skriver Reuters.
Alle tolv er nå løslatt etter å ha vært varetektsfengslet siden midten av juli. De tolv, alle i slutten av tenårene, er vernepliktige soldater som var på Kypros for en siste ferietur før de skulle inn i forsvaret.

Mennene hevdet hele tiden sin uskyld, og at anmeldelsen fra kvinnen om at hun var blitt gjengvoldtatt, var oppspinn.

The Travel Photo: The Winged Lion of Venice, Larnaca, Cyprus

 

The Winged Lion of Venice / The Venice Lion, Athinon Avenue (Palm Tree Seafront) Finikoudes Beach walk, Larnaca, Cyprus.
Artist unknown. Photo by: hovedsteder.blogg.no

This specific type of lion is known as the lion of St.Mark and is the symbol of the city of Venice, Italy. The lion is also one of the four beasts, along with the eagle, the ox, and the winged man (or angel), that symbolize the four evangelists – Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
According to the Venetian tradition when St.Mark arrived in Venice an angel appeared to him saying: “Pax tibi Marce, evangelista meus” – May peace be with you, Mark, my evangelist.
The lion expresses the power of the Evangelist’s word and is itself a symbol of power and majesty. It’s wings are an allegory of spiritual elevation and the book summarizes the concepts of wisdom, peace and the state – or city, in Larnaka’s case, sovereignty.

The monument was offered to Larnaka city by Venice Municipality in memory of the Adriatic twinning of the two cities.
The unveiling took place on October 2nd 2011.

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The Travel Photo: Larnaca Beach, Cyprus

Photo by hovedsteder.blogg.no

The famous and popular Finikoudes (Phinikoudes) or Larnaca Beach, a Blue Flag beach, in Larnaca, Cyprus.
The half a kilometre beach runs along the busy seafront promenade, formally known as Athens (Athenon) Avenue, the heart of the cosmopolitan city.
The beach, one of the most famous in Cyprus, is named after the small palm trees planted along the promenade in 1922.
The beach is very clean, and is maintaned by Larnaca Municipality, who provide the summer lifeguard service.

The Beer Photo: Carlsberg Classic, Larnaca, Cyprus

A pint of Carlsberg Classic, enjoyed at the very popular and always busy Finis Beach Bar in Larnaca, Cyprus.

Photo by: hovedsteder.blogg.no

Carlsberg Classic is a slightly dark lager with 5% alcohol, and has proved to be a popular beer for locals and tourists alike, since it’s introduction in the summer of 2017.

Carlsberg Classic is produced and distributed by the Photos Photiades Brewery Ltd., based in Nicosia, capital city of Cyprus.

World market distribution started in Cyprus on 1 June 2017, in three versions: 33cl tin, 33cl bottle, and draught.

In 2017, Carlsberg celebrated 170 years since its founding and the Photos Photiades Group celebrated with it, introducing the globally exclusive Carlsberg Classic beer, 50 years after acquiring the first licence to produce Carlsberg outside of Denmark.

Photos Photiades Brewery is also the brewer of Leon and Krauzer Brau Beers in Cyprus, Bottler of Agros Natural Mineral Water, Winemaker of Kyperounda Wines, Producer of ENA Juices and Distiller of Tazovsky Vodka.

Cyprus fines American, Norwegian men for illegal shipwreck search

A Cypriot court has fined a U.S. national and a Norwegian man 6,000 euros ($6,730) each for illegally searching for an old shipwreck off the coast of the island, the AP news agency and international and local media reported Friday.

Authorities received a tip in February that the two men were looking for the shipwreck aboard a research vessel, according to a court official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not allowed to disclose details of the case publicly.

The 36-year-old American and 44-year-old Norwegian were convicted in February on two charges of conspiracy to commit a misdemeanour and attempting to illegally search for antiquities without formal authorization.

Cyprus has a seafaring tradition going back thousands of years. Wrecks discovered off its coast are dated as far back as the 5th century B.C.

Sri Lanka opens consulate in Nicosia

Nicosia

Cyprus Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides and his Sri Lankan counterpart Tilak Janaka Marapana said while inaugurating Sri Lanka’s consulate general in Nicosia, capital city of Cyprus, that the two countries were opening a new chapter in their bilateral cooperation, the Cyprus-Mail website reported.

“After the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1963, our relations are growing steadily,” Christodoulides said in his address at the ceremony.

The two foreign ministers discussed ways of enhancing cooperation in the trade, tourism, investment and education sectors.

Mr Christodoulides said, “we share many similar ideas and principles which guide our close cooperation in many international organisations and associations, such as the UN and the Commonwealth.”

He went on to say that the presence of the Sri Lankan community on the island had also contributed to the strengthening of the ties between the two countries.

At the beginning of the ceremony, Sri Lanka’s flag was raised outside the consular premises and the national anthems of the two countries were played.

The foreign ministers also unveiled the Consulate’s plaque and lit a traditional candelabra. A Sri Lankan couple in traditional attire presented folk dances before guests.
The ceremony was also attended by Daya Srikantha John Pelpola, the ambassador of Sri Lanka to Cyprus, resident in Rome.

News source: www.cyprus-mail.com