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Olympian Leonidas Pelekanakis dies of COVID-19 complications

Olympian Leonidas Pelekanakis dies of COVID-19 complications

Greek Olympic sailing champion Leonidas Pelekanakis, died from complications related to COVID-19 on Thursday. He was 58-years-old. The athlete did not have any underlying health issues and had been taking part in…

Global pop icon Nana Mouskouri receives coronavirus vaccine

Global pop icon Nana Mouskouri receives coronavirus vaccine

One of the world’s most successful singers, Nana Mouskouri, rolled up her sleeve and received the covid-19 vaccine. The 86-year-old pop icon posted a photo of herself getting the vaccine on Facebook:…

Island of Lesvos in a stricter lockdown

Island of Lesvos in a stricter lockdown

The island of Lesvos will enter a stricter six-day lockdown as of Wednesday, due to an increased number of coronavirus infections. The stricter coronavirus restrictions will be in place until 6 a.m.…

Athens' hottest January in 160 years

Athens’ hottest January in 160 years

Athenians are sweltering through one of the hottest starts to the year on record. According to the National Observatory of Athens, January has already proven to be Athens’ hottest month in at least 160…

Kindergartens and primary schools reopen in Greece

Kindergartens and primary schools reopen in Greece

Kindergartens, primary schools and special education schools reopened on Monday, despite Greece extending lockdown measures until January 18. Schools reopened with precautions: Students and teachers are required to wear masks indoors and…

Cyprus: 472,000 SMS for movement requests sent on first day

Cyprus: 472,000 SMS for movement requests sent on first day

472,000 text messages were sent to 8998 for permission for movement on Sunday, the first day of the new lockdown in Cyprus. According to Deputy Minister for Innovation and Digital Policy, Kyriacos Kokkinos,…

Warm weather draws crowds to beaches despite lockdown

Warm weather draws crowds to beaches despite lockdown

Warm weather lured crowds to beaches and parks on Sunday, despite the coronavirus lockdown in Greece. Temperatures reached 21°C in Athens, while temperatures also soared in Crete to 26°C. Police were forced to patrol the…

Cyprus goes into new lockdown

Cyprus goes into new lockdown

Cyprus introduced a new lockdown to combat new Covid variant. Individuals will only be permitted to go out twice each day for specific reasons such as buying groceries or medicines and taking exercise.…