Nicosia District

Greek Cypriot police use tear gas at bicommunal protest against crossing closure

Greek Cypriot police sprayed tear gas on March 7 as several hundred people protested against the closure of crossings on the divided island's ceasefire line over coronavirus fears.

Four Greek Cypriot police officers were injured allegedly in divided Nicosia during scuffles with demonstrators in which police made use of personal tear gas spray to disperse the crowd.

Turkish, Greek Cypriots push aside barriers in divided Nicosia

Dozens of people pushed aside police barriers on Feb. 29 in Cyprus to protest the closing of a crossing point in the medieval core of the ethnically divided island nation's capital.

Protesters chanted and raised placards opposing the closure of the Nicosia crossing point, which the Greek Cypriot government said it ordered to help prevent the possible spread of the new coronavirus.

ATHEX: Bourse sinks even further

The Greek stock market reacted to news of the first coronavirus case in Athens - plus a second in Thessaloniki - with a fresh selling spree on Saturday, closing the session on the day's low, which points to fresh losses on Friday. The cancellation of Carnival festivities around the country this weekend is also set to hurt local economies.