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 2021-11-28 16:05 

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Coronavirus: 96 deaths, intubations at 6.5-month high...

New cases of coronavirus dipped, as usual, Sunday, but deaths and intubations rose, with the latter reaching their highest level in six and a half months....

 2021-11-27 15:58 

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Coronavirus: Authorities announce 5,870 new cases, 82 deaths...

Greek authorities announced 5,870 new cases of coronavirus and 82 fatalities in the past 24 hours Saturday....

 2021-11-27 14:39 

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High alert: World scurries to contain new Covid variant...

With each passing hour, new restrictions were being slapped on travel from countries in southern Africa as the world scurried Saturday to contain the new omicron variant of the coronavirus that has the potential to be more resistant to the protection offe...

 2021-11-27 11:32 

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Turkey closes borders to five countries due to new Covid-19 variant...

Turkey closed its borders to passengers from five countries as a measure against the new coronavirus variant, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Friday....

 2021-11-26 20:19 

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ATHEX: Benchmark sinks to new 4-month low...

The Greek stock market experienced a Black Friday of its own, suffering its worst daily losses in almost 13 months, due to the global concern over the new coronavirus variant from southern Africa....

 2021-11-26 18:50 

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Probe into spreading of fakes news about virus...

An Athens prosecutor is examining two case files from the police cybercrime unit that implicate up to 20 people in violations of the law regarding the spread of fake news about the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-11-26 14:52 

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Gov't to wait for scientists before deciding on travel ban...

The Greek government will decide on whether to issue a travel ban similar to the ones announced by the United Kingdom and Israel after scientists get "a clear picture" of a new version of the coronavirus detected in South Africa, Health Minister T...

 2021-11-26 14:16 

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Explainer: What is this new Covid variant in South Africa?...

South African scientists have identified a new version of the coronavirus this week that they say is behind a recent spike in Covid-19 infections in Gauteng, the country's most populous province....

 2021-11-26 12:42 

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Pandemic pressure in Greece 'will continue for several weeks'...

It will take some time before the coronavirus daily infection rate and intubations ease, the professor of pediatric infectious diseases Vana Papaevangelou warned on Thursday....

 2021-11-25 15:55 

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Coronavirus: Authorities announce 6,565 new cases, 78 deaths...

Greek authorities announced 6,565 new cases of coronavirus and 78 fatalities in the past 24 hours Thursday....

 2021-11-25 12:40 

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No return to pre-Covid normalcy, scientists say...

There will be no return to the "normalcy" that society knew before 2020 as the coronavirus will continue to exist and "we will have to take regular booster shots, most likely in an annual dosage," according to Elias Mossialos, a professor ...

 2021-11-25 11:36 

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Athens Health Summit discusses challenges stemming from Covid-19 pandemic...

As Greece battles the fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic, government officials and experts shared their experiences and views on the health crisis, the lessons learned, the gaps in the national healthcare system and the challenges for the days that w...

 2021-11-24 15:53 

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Authorities report 7,108 new coronavirus cases, 93 deaths, 612 intubations...

Greek health authorities announced 7,108 new coronavirus cases and 93 deaths on Wednesday. The report by the National Organization for Public Health also revealed 612 patients are currently intubated in Greece's ICUs....

 2021-11-23 18:06 

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Health professor foresees annual booster jabs against coronavirus...

There will be no return to the "normalcy" that society knew before 2020 as the coronavirus will continue to exist and "we will have to take regular booster shots, most likely in an annual dosage," Elias Mossialos, a professor of health pol...

 2021-11-23 17:41 

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Christmas tree lights up in Syntagma Square...

The lights on the new Christmas tree in Syntagma Square, central Athens, were switched on on Tuesday evening, marking the start of the festive season, amid the coronavirus disease pandemic....

 2021-11-23 17:21 

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Health Minister: Fourth Covid wave will be the "toughest"...

The fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic will be the "toughest" Greece has been through as the government has chosen to keep the economy and society open, Health Minister Thanos Plevris said on Tuesday....

 2021-11-23 05:46 

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Daily deaths record for 2021 smashed...

The largest number of daily deaths from the coronavirus for 2021 was announced Monday, with 105 patients losing their lives while the number of intubations climbed to 608....

 2021-11-22 21:21 

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Health Minister: Pandemic could peak in early Dec. or after Christmas...

Minister of Health Thanos Plevris said Monday that cases of the coronavirus will continue rising, adding that there are two likely pathways for the disease....

 2021-11-22 16:18 

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Mount Athos elders trust God and science to protect them from Covid...

In the chapel of a monastery on Greece's Mount Athos, Father Makarios read the gospel while conducting a liturgy as he waited for his anti-coronavirus vaccination....

 2021-11-22 15:45 

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Authorities announce 105 Covid-related deaths...

Greek authorities announced 7,287 new cases of coronavirus and 105 fatalities in the past 24 hours Monday....

 2021-11-22 13:48 

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Report: Democracy backsliding across the world amid pandemic...

Democracy is deteriorating across the world, with countries notably taking undemocratic and unnecessary actions to contain the coronavirus pandemic, an intergovernmental body said in its new report Monday. "Many democratic governments are backsliding,...

 2021-11-22 12:45 

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Agriculture Minister tests positive for Covid-19...

Agricultural Development and Food Minister Spilios Livanos announced Monday that he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus and was self-isolating....

 2021-11-21 17:57 

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Coronavirus deaths and intubations decline slightly...

New cases of coronavirus dipped, as usual, Sunday, but deaths and intubations declined, as well....

 2021-11-20 19:17 

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The faithful, a constant exemption from the rules...

If there were any doubts previously, during the coronavirus pandemic they have been completely dispelled. The "faithful" are a special social group....

 2021-11-20 18:03 

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Average daily cases trend lower...

The average new daily cases of the coronavirus declined slightly in the week ending Thursday for the first time in nearly two months, according to data compiled by the National Public Health Organization....

 2021-11-20 15:40 

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Number of intubated Covid patients rises to 594...

Health authorities announced 5,991 new coronavirus infections for the 24-hour period ending 3 p.m. Saturday, a drop from Friday's 7,805....

 2021-11-19 17:23 

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EU urges Bulgaria to speed up Covid vaccinations...

Bulgaria needs to speed up vaccinations against the coronavirus to limit the health risks for its people and for other countries, the EU internal market commissioner in charge of vaccine strategy roll-out, Thierry Breton, said on Friday....

 2021-11-19 16:58 

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Over-18s can now book booster shots...

People who are over 18 and had the second dose of the vaccine against the coronavirus at least 5.5 months ago are now able to book an appointment on the emvolio.gov.gr platform for a booster shot....

 2021-11-19 16:44 

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Anti-vaxxers spreading fake news could face arrest...

Anti-vaxxers who urge people not to get inoculated against the coronavirus or to receive life-threatening treatment will be arrested at the order of the prosecutor's office, according to the new provisions of the penal code....

 2021-11-19 15:47 

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Covid: 7,805 new cases, 91 deaths, 575 intubated...

Health authorities announced 7,805 new coronavirus infections for the 24-hour period ending 3 p.m. Friday, up on Thursday's figure of 7,317. The National Organization for Public Health (EODY) also announced 91 deaths, up from 63 on the previous day....

 2021-11-19 11:26 

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Thessaloniki prison on lockdown after Covid outbreak...

A prison in the northern port city of Thessaloniki has been put on lockdown following a coronavirus outbreak....

 2021-11-19 09:15 

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Staggered shifts, later opening hours part of new plan...

The new coronavirus safety measures announced by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday should not be seen as a punishment against the unvaccinated but as a bid to avert another total lockdown, government officials said on Friday....

 2021-11-18 15:51 

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Authorities announce 7,317 new coronavirus cases and 63 deaths...

Health authorities in Greece announced 7,317 new cases on Thursday and reported 63 deaths. The daily briefing by the National Organization for Public Health also revealed that 556 patients are currently intubated with ventilators in hospital ICUs....

 2021-11-17 19:08 

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Denying reality...

Everyone wants to avoid a new economic slump. But this cannot be achieved without everyone shouldering the responsibility of enforcing the necessary health measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus....

 2021-11-17 15:58 

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Authorities announce 87 coronavirus related deaths, 6,682 new cases...

Greek health authorities announced 6,682 new coronavirus cases and 87 deaths on Wednesday. The report also revealed that 561 patients are currently intubated in Greece's ICUs....

 2021-11-17 14:27 

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Labor Ministry online platform detects 21,000 violations of coronavirus labor law...

Approximately 21,000 violations of measures implemented to contain the coronavirus pandemic were detected by the Labor Ministry's Ergani online platform....

 2021-11-16 19:34 

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Deaths, denial and fatigue...

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported last weekend served as a painful wake-up call about the terrible situation the country is in....

 2021-11-16 17:16 

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Eurostat: Deaths 50% above normal in Bulgaria, EU's least vaccinated country...

More than 50% more people died in Bulgaria than usual during September, official data showed, making the EU's least vaccinated country its hardest-hit during a resurgence of coronavirus cases over the late summer. In Greece, the excess mortality rate ...

 2021-11-16 16:02 

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Greece breaks 8,000 new cases mark again, records 80 deaths...

Greek health authorities announced 8,129 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday and reported a further 80 deaths....

 2021-11-16 14:02 

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Infant with coronavirus in stable but serious condition...

A 4-month-old infant that was admitted to hospital in Thessaloniki late on Sunday night with coronavirus is in a stable but serious condition....

 2021-11-16 07:23 

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Catering sector protests Covid measures with shutdown...

Cafes, restaurants and bars have declared a strike on Tuesday in protest at measures aimed at curbing rising coronavirus infections....

 2021-11-16 00:22 

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Reaching the finish line. Finally....

Runners and volunteers waited two years for the return of the New York City Marathon, after it was canceled in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-11-15 15:51 

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Rate of new coronavirus cases in Greece remains high with 6,950...

Greek health authorities announced 6,950 new coronavirus cases, an expected rise from Sunday's 3,869, and 72 deaths on Monday....

 2021-11-15 13:27 

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Baby with Covid intubated in Thessaloniki hospital...

A four-month baby infected with the coronavirus had to be intubated in Ippokrateio Hospital of Thessaloniki its health deteriorated, a local news website reported on Monday....

 2021-11-15 11:43 

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Government to start issuing requisition orders to private doctors on Tuesday...

The Greek Health Ministry will start requisitioning the services of private sector doctors from certain specialties on Tuesday, as a deadline to volunteer in the efforts to fight a renewed surge in coronavirus infections that is overwhelming state-run hos...

 2021-11-15 08:16 

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More Covid tests likely for the unvaccinated, minister says...

Greek experts advising the government on the coronavirus are likely to recommend more Covid tests for the unvaccinated, Deputy Health Minister Mina Gaga said on Monday, as the country struggles to contain the fourth wave of the pandemic...

 2021-11-14 16:09 

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Coronavirus: Deaths, intubations rise...

New cases of coronavirus dipped, as usual, Sunday, but deaths and intubations rose....

 2021-11-13 16:11 

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Coronavirus: Authorities announce 70 deaths, 6,154 new cases...

Greek authorities announced 6,154 new cases of coronavirus and 70 fatalities in the past 24 hours Saturday....

 2021-11-12 16:53 

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Covid: 6,862 new cases, 55 deaths, 503 intubated...

Health authorities announced 6,862 new coronavirus infections for the 24-hour period ending 3 p.m. Friday, slightly up on Thursday's figure of 6,801....

 2021-11-12 06:58 

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Private doctors, public urged to do their bit as health system struggles...

Amid the relentless rise in cases of the coronavirus, deaths and intubations, health authorities warned on Thursday that the country's overburdened National Health System (ESY) is struggling to keep apace and appealed to members of the public and priv...

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