In today’s episode, Deputy Shipping Minister Marina Hadjimanolis on Wednesday said that in light of recent attacks carried out by the Iran-aligned Yemeni Houthi militant group on ships in the Red Sea, the Cypriot government has taken temporary measures to protect Cypriot ships passing through the Bab-el-Mandeb strait between Yemen and northeast Africa. In other news, the paediatric ward at Makarios Hospital is 90 per cent full with children suffering with respiratory infections, the department chief Dr Avraam Elias said on Wednesday. And this year, Cyprus recorded 33 fatalities in traffic accidents, police said on Wednesday, urging drivers to be cautious.

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