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Escalating Fire Emergencies Challenge Cyprus Brigade

The Easter bonfires in Cyprus, known as “lambradjia,” have sparked numerous emergencies for the fire brigade due to uncontrollable flames threatening public safety and property. The surge in incidents on Easter Saturday, with 120 fires reported across the island, highlights the need for heightened fire safety awareness and regulations during cultural celebrations.

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Cyprus tops EU list for taking antibiotics

Cyprus has earned the dubious distinction of being the highest consumer of antibiotics in the EU, with 50% of its residents taking antibiotics yearly. This overuse, often due to selfmedication and the misconception that antibiotics can treat viruses, has led to a surge in antibioticresistant infections, posing significant health risks and increasing treatment costs.

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