Our View: Government is finding it hard to give up its authoritarian powers

During the pandemic, the government would often defend the restrictions it was imposing by citing what was happening in other EU countries. This was used as emphatic proof that it was doing the right thing and that measures, which were taken on the advice of the scientific team of doctors and epidemiologists, were no more drastic than they were in other European countries.

The health ministry can no longer use this argument because most EU countries have lifted all restrictions. A few weeks ago, when journalists pointed out to the health minister Michalis Hadjipantelas, that Cyprus lagging behind the...


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Our View: Government is finding it hard to give up its authoritarian powers


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