In today’s episode, five deaths and a new record of 3,002 Covid-19 infections were announced yesterday as the government further tightened restrictions in an attempt to halt the unprecedented spread of the virus.

In other news, a family tragedy unfolded on Wednesday when a man was accidentally shot dead by his teenage son while the two were out hunting.

Elsewhere, the met office has issued a yellow alert, warning of heavy rainfall today and tomorrow.

All this and more in the Cyprus Beat briefing brought to you by the Cyprus Mail.