In today’s episode, exploratory gas drilling is underway in Cyprus’ block 6 by Total-ENI. Work at the site, dubbed ‘Cronos-1’, was initially scheduled to take place in the spring of 2020, but put on hold because of the Covid-19 situation.

Elsewhere, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is planning a trip to Cyprus as part of an international tour to the region.

In other news, discussions are underway to potentially scrap the indoor mask mandate. Members of the scientific team are expected in the next few days to submit recommendations regarding indoor masking to the health ministry.

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