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Greece Records Just 10 New Coronavirus Cases, While Study Shows Encouraging Results By Nick Kampouris -Apr 20, 2020

Greek authorities announced ten new confirmed coronavirus cases in the country in the last twenty-four hours on Monday, a number significantly lower compared to those seen in previous days and weeks. Epidemiologist Sotiris Tsiodras, who is also the Health Ministry’s coronavirus spokesman, said that the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Greece, including those who …

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Greek Fruit Exports Boom as Consumers Worldwide Turn to Healthier Products By Nick Kampouris -Apr 20, 2020

Greek Fruit Exports Boom as Consumers Worldwide Turn to Healthier Products By Nick Kampouris  – Apr 20, 2020 Photo credit: pxfuel.com The coronavirus pandemic and the unprecedented havoc it has caused across the entire world has dealt an enormous and unprecedented blow to nations’ economies. However, one agricultural sector seems not only to be emerging from …

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Greece Mulls Easing Coronavirus Lockdown By May 4 By Nick Kampouris -Apr 20, 2020

Greece Mulls Easing Coronavirus Lockdown By May 4 By Nick Kampouris  – Apr 20, 2020 Greek authorities have already said that May will be the month when the first phase of easing the coronavirus lockdown would take place. A report from Greece’s Kathimerini newspaper on Monday noted that this might be as soon as May 4, if everything goes …

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More than 830 fines of 300 euros issued since stricter penalties enforced

The Hellenic Police (ELAS) issued 106 fines of 300 euros each on Easter Sunday against citizens violating restrictions on movement outside their declared area of residence, in a bid to clamp down on the spread of the coronavirus, particularly to rural parts that are ill-equipped to deal with an outbreak of the disease. According to …

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Greek gov’t in race against time to procure 1 million tests PENNY BOULOUTZA

Greek gov’t in race against time to procure 1 million tests PENNY BOULOUTZA TAGS:Coronavirus, Health Plans for a gradual easing of measures to contain Covid-19 will also reportedly hinge on the effort to procure about a million diagnostic tests, essential for shielding the public from a second wave of the virus in the autumn. To this end, the government is …

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16-Year-Old Greek Girl Donates Hundreds of Masks to Hospital

16-Year-Old Greek Girl Donates Hundreds of Masks to Hospital By Tasos Kokkinidis  – Apr 17, 2020 A 16-year-old Greek girl on Thursday donated 300 masks to an Athenian hospital in a heartwarming gesture that shows how philotimo can motivate the country during these dark times. Coralia Hadjiyannaki created a fundraising campaign called “The Greek Mask Project” in …

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Mental Health and COVID-19: Are We Heading Towards a Mass Psychological Breakdown?

Photo Credit: pxfuel.com During these unprecedented times, when billions of people are either obliged by law or strongly advised by governments to stay at home and not go anywhere, mental health is an issue which is sadly very often neglected. Of course, the first and most important problem that our planet faces is the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic …

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Firebomb Attack Causes Minor Damages on Greece’s Kathimerini and SKAI Building

The building of Greece’s Kathimerini newspaper, as well as SKAI television and radio stations, was attacked by unknown individuals in the early hours of Saturday in southern Athens. The attack took place approximately at three o’clock in the morning local time. According to information from Greece’s police, a total of four individuals approached the building and threw …

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Holy Light arrives, to stay confined https://www.ekathimerini.com/251838/article/ekathimerini/news/holy-light-arrives-to-stay-confined

The Holy Light arrived in Athens at 6 p.m. Saturday but will remain confined to the premises of the Jerusalem Patriarchate in Athens and will not be distributed to churches this time. The Holy Light arrives on the eve of Easter every year from Jerusalem, having been lit miraculously, according to Christian lore, at the Church …

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Greek police step up lockdown checks over long weekend

Amid expectations that some citizens will attempt to defy movement restrictions over the Easter weekend, the Hellenic Police (ELAS) has intensified inspections for compliance. Officers recorded 1,738 violations of the public lockdown on Thursday. Most of them (709) were in Attica, followed by 203 in Thessaloniki, 120 in Central Macedonia, 119 in Western Greece and …