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Tag: Greece’s Health Ministry spokesperson and infectious diseases expert Professor Sotiris Tsiodras

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Eight-month-old baby positive for coronavirus in ICU

An eight-month-old baby who tested positive for coronavirus, is being cared for in the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Agia Sofia Children’s Hospital. The Agia Sofia Children’s Hospital is the largest children’s hospital in Greece and one…

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Sotiris Tsiodras proposes to open primary schools on June 1

The recent easing of restrictive measures against the novel coronavirus in Greece so far shows no high dispersal in the community, said Health Ministry spokesperson and infectious diseases expert Professor Sotiris Tsiodras…

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COVID-19 testing on Greece’s remote islands

The Hellenic National Public Health Organization (EODY) has teamed up with a non-government organisation, to bring coronavirus testing to Greece’s remote islands that are cut off from medical facilities. Providing inflatable boats,…

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Greek Minister sees no repeat of lockdown in the future

On June 29, gyms in Greece are expected to reopen, Deputy Minister of Development Nikos Papathanasis announced. “In terms of planning, we are following the seven ‘restart’ stages,” the minister said, adding that…

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New rules for ferry travel & yachts in Greece

A series of measures for the safe operation of coastal shipping vessels and pleasure boats/private yachts when traveling in Greece, during the post-Covid-19 period, were announced by the Greek Maritime Ministry on…

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Restaurants and cafes in Greece set to reopen on May 25

Restaurants and cafes in Greece will be allowed to reopen on May 25, as coronavirus restrictions continue to be eased across the country. The announcement was made following the positive recommendation of the Infectious Diseases…

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Travel restrictions to Crete will be lifted from May 18

Travel between prefectures and to Crete will be allowed as of May 18, Civil Protection Deputy Minister for Crisis Management Nikos Hardalias announced, adding that travel to islands is under consideration. Hardalias…

Greeks and Romans held festivals for the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele

History of Mother’s Day

The tradition of celebrating mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the Ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honour of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele. However, the clearest modern precedent…

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Tsiodras: Encouraging data on potential Covid-19 vaccine

The virus that leads to the Covid-19 disease continues to mutate and adapt itself to humans, Health Ministry spokesman for the novel coronavirus Sotiris Tsiodras said on Thursday, but it is still…

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Locals set fire to a hotel that was accommodating refugees

Locals prevented buses carrying refugees being relocated from congested Aegean island camps to new accommodation in northern Greece, and set fire to a hotel where they were supposed to be housed, Greek…

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Nikos Hardalias ‘padlocks’ Agia Paraskevi Square

Greece’s Civil Protection Deputy Minister for Crisis Management, Nikos Hardalias on Wednesday announced that police have been ordered to close public access to the main square of the northern Athens suburb of Agia…

Greece inks UAV Agreement with Israel 7

Greece inks UAV Agreement with Israel

Israel will lease unmanned aerial vehicles to Greece, in the first agreement reached between the two countries’ defence ministries. The Heron UAVs, developed by Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd., will be used primarily…

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Greece on the coronavirus world map

Greece’s position on the coronavirus world map is increasingly improving based on the number of confirmed cases reported daily. Health Ministry spokesperson and infectious diseases expert, Professor Sotiris Tsiodras on Tuesday announced 10…

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