Saturday , July 31 2021

Bobby Gee

Bobby Gee created the Zakynthos (Zante) Informer in May 2010. He works as a radio presenter hosting the very popular Bobby Gee Breakfast show on the islands English-speaking radio station, Island FM. Bobby is also Station Manager, and actively works with the Zakynthos community.

Greece: 2219 new coronavirus cases, 35 deaths, 449 in intubation

Greece’s health authorities announced on Thursday evening, 2,219 new coronavirus cases and 35 deaths in the last 24 hours. The number of Covid-19 patients in intubation has further increased to 449. Death toll has reached 6,632 and the total cases stand at 199,496. Daily Cases   Deaths pink– Intubations blue …

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Greece suspends demolitions on beaches, lake-sides citing “Covid-19 complications”

In a setback to a program that began last year, an amendment tabled in Parliament this week provides for the suspension of demolitions of illegal constructions in coastal zones, on lakesides and river banks until October 31, citing “complications created by Covid-19.” The demolition program, bankrolled by the Green Fund, …

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Who wants grilled sausage and pork chop on Tsiknopempti 2021?

It could have been been a relaxed day with a bit of posting about the traditional Greek Meat Barbecue Feast Tsiknopempti in the morning and plates with grilled meat, chops, sausages, meatballs – plus mountains of salad – from noon onward. The BBQ smell would arise from the balconies in …

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Greece to allow vaccination of over 65+ year olds with Astrazeneca

The National Vaccinations Committee is expected to recommend soon vaccination of people over 65 also with the Astrazeneca vaccine, Greece’s Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias announced on Wednesday. Three different vaccines against the coronavirus have become available in Greece since vaccinations began two months ago, said National Vaccination Committee President Maria …

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Mitsotakis: Vaccinations exceed one million, “we’re building immunity wall”

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Thursday that “vaccinations have reached 1,000,000” proudly adding that “we are building a wall of immunity that will allow us to leave behind this ordeal.” In a video message broadcast by all TV stations, Mitsotakis said that the vaccination “process is going ahead in …

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More lockdown restrictions with SMS changes as Greece turns “deep red” & “red”

Head of Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias announced on Wednesday evening some restriction regarding four sms options citizens have to use to exit their homes. The restrictions are apparently the “smart lockdown” measures the government has been heralding in the last few days given the surge of coronavirus infections, deaths and …

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Greece negative record: 2702 new coronavirus cases, 40 deaths, 431 intubations

Daily coronavirus cases spiked to 2,702 on Wednesday in a new negative record for 2021. For the first time in the current year, the number of daily deaths rose to 40 in the last 24 hours. The number of Covid-19 patients in intubation has further increased to 431. Death toll …

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Earthquake 6R: Six people rescued from collapsed houses (pcts)

The fire brigades on Wednesday rescued six people trapped in collapsed houses in the village of Mesochori, following a 6 Richter earthquake that shook the Elassona region in central Greece. Among them, was an 83-year-old bed-ridden man, whose wife managed to escape and inform neighbors and authorities. The man who …

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