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Greek Easter 2020: Religious Services behind closed doors only

Religious services for the public of all faiths in Greece are banned between April 12 and 20, a joint decision by the Ministries of Education & Religion and of Health said on Monday. The ban is an extension of the previous one imposed on March 16, and ahead of the …

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Coronavirus Greece: Cases 1,755, deaths 79; quarantine in two villages lifted

Greece’s health authorities announced 20 new confirmed cases and six more deaths in the last 24 hours. The total infection cases increased to 1,755, while the death toll reached 79. On the good side, of the coronavirus news is that the 14-day quarantine in two villages has been lifted. Of …

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Greece’s Tourism Ministry to issue 18-month voucher to support hotels, travel agencies

Greece’s Tourism Ministry will issue am 18-month voucher i order to support hotels and travel agencies hit by the coronavirus crisis. The Ministry will introduce a relevant regulation that will offer the opportunity for tourist businesses to to compensate their clients. Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis said on Monday, that the …

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Greece’s gov’t spokesman hinds at “lockdown relaxation” in May

In an effort to sweeten the bitter pill of movement restrictions to contain the spread of the coronavirus, the Greek government opens tiny windows of hope as to when the lockdown could be lifted, at least partially. The messages of hope can two days after the extension of the lockdown …

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Coronavirus:- Coach drivers have been warned.

The Government warns for everyone to stay home during the Easter period. A document informing the drivers of the KTEL coach services was sent to the KTEL buses of Attica in the morning. The document stated that drivers will be taken into custody if they are found transporting people outside …

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Coronavirus:- 20 new cases, numbers give hope.

Optimistic are our scientists…. At the moment we are in a stable condition in regards to fighting COVID-19. The month of April is the most crucial and the necessity for measures and the “Stay Home” campaign will continue. As announced by the representative of the Ministry of Health, infectious disease …

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“Migrants must be released from detention,” says CoE Human Rights Commissioner

Dunja Mijatovic, the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights, is demanding that the national governments of the European Union release migrants from detention and back into the general population as a coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention measure. In a statement last week, Mijatovic said that EC member states should  “review the …

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Coronavirus Greece: Oldest patient is 101 years old, says epidemiology report

Greece’s National Health Organization EODY published a report about the course of the coronavirus in the country, geographical and demographic data. The oldest patient infected with COVID-19 is 101 years old and is currently hospitalized, the report noted. The infectious evolution of the corona SARS-COV-2 in Greece  as well as …

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Greece Weather: Skopelos, Skiathos, South Pilio in “state of emergency”

The regional government of Thessaly declared “state of emergency” for the islands of Skopelos and Skiathos and for the regions of South Pilio, Zagora in the Prefecture of Magnisia, after torrential rainfalls caused extensive damages to the infrastructure network and water supply. Rocks fell on the roads, landslides occurred, streams …

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