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Greek PM calls for prudence in order to avoid a second lockdown Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis appealed to the public to wear masks and comply with regulations so that stricter coronavirus measures can be averted.

Greek PM calls for prudence in order to avoid a second lockdown Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis appealed to the public to wear masks and comply with regulations so that stricter coronavirus measures can be averted. The question, the PM said, is “self-protection or quarantine” and reminded the public of the effectiveness of social distancing, …

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Greece recorded 358 new cases of COVID-19 in the latest 24-hour reporting period, the largest daily spike since the first case was registered in the country in late February.

Greece recorded 358 new cases of COVID-19 in the latest 24-hour reporting period, the largest daily spike since the first case was registered in the country in late February. This raises the total number of cases to 16,286. 2,696 are considered to be related to travel from abroad and 6,808 are related to an already …

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New Covid-19 measures announced for Attica

New Covid-19 measures announced for Attica Author: Thema Newsroom | Published: September 15, 2020 All live music venues closed for 14 days The Deputy Minister of Civil Protection, Nikos Hardalias on Tuesday afternoon announced a series of new measures to curb the rise of the coronavirus in Attica. The package of measures presented during the …

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Greece to require negative coronavirus test for entry from Sweden, Spain, Belgium

Visitors to Greece arriving from Sweden, Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic will need proof they have tested negative for the novel coronavirus to gain entry, the government said on Monday. Tightening controls after a recent spike in Covid-19 infections, the government said the requirement will go into effect from August 17. The …

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Turkey Ups the Ante of Provocations by Starting Drills in South-East Aegean By Tasos Kokkinidis -Jul 21, 2020

Turkish authorities announced on Tuesday that a drill ship is to conduct explorations in the sea area east and south of the Greek island of Kastellorizo in south-eastern Aegean. Ankara, which disputes that the island has a continental shelf and an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), is sending the Oruc Reis drill ship in the area. …

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PM convening meeting over spike in Covid-19 cases

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is due on Friday to convene an emergency online meeting with key government officials and health experts to discuss a recent spike in coronavirus cases, following Greece’s opening to tourists from abroad. The meeting was called after cases began rising at the start of the week and mainly at the crossing …

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East Attica SOS Children’s village evacuated because of fire

Firefighters evacuated a settlement/shelter run by the SOS Children’s Villages charity in the eastern Attica town of Vari on Friday morning after the area was blanketed in smoke from a nearby wildfire. According to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA-MPA), the evacuation was ordered as a precaution and none of the village’s children or staff were …

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Police detains main suspect in acid attack against young woman on May 20

Police detains main suspect in acid attack against young woman on May 20 June 11, 2020 Social Leave a comment Greek police has detained a woman on Thursday morning as the main suspect for the acid attack against a 34-year-old woman in Kallithea suburb of southern Athens on May 20. The suspect, a woman aged …

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Greece Announces Highest Number of Covid-19 Cases Since Reopening By Tasos Kokkinidis -Jun 9, 2020 www.newsathens.com

Greek health authorities announced on Monday that there have been 97 new cases of coronavirus crop up in the last four days — 52 of them since Sunday — in what is an alarming spike of infections since the country lifted most of the restrictions imposed in March. According to authorities, in 30 instances, the …