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Maria Sakkari reaches Ostrava quarterfinals

Maria Sakkari reaches Ostrava quarterfinals

Greece’s young tennis star Maria Sakkari is through to her third premiere quarterfinal of the season, after defeating world No.5 Elina Svitolina at the J&T Banka Ostrava Open. Sakkari defeated Svitolina 6-3,…

Younger people fuelling second covid-19 wave in Greece

Younger people fuelling second covid-19 wave in Greece

Greece reported a record-breaking 667 new coronavirus cases in the latest 24-hour reporting period, with younger people accounting for a majority of the new infections. This raises the total number of cases…

Kozani on lockdown after coronavirus spike

Kozani on lockdown after coronavirus spike

Greece’s Civil Protection placed the regional unit of Kozani, a city in northern Greece, on lockdown until October 29, in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Civil Protection Deputy Minister…

Greece makes face masks mandatory after surge in cases

Greece makes face masks mandatory after surge in cases

The Greek government has mandated nationwide the wearing of face masks in all enclosed places of work and open-air public areas where there is crowding. The announcement was made by Deputy Civil…

Burnt Moria refugee camp is a "garbage dump"

Burnt Moria refugee camp is a “garbage dump”

Photographs published today by Protothema, show that the burnt Moria refugee camp has turned into “garbage dump,” which residents of the area are calling a “sanitary bomb.” Less than a month ago,…

Greece extends NOTAM for passengers from Russia until October 12

Greece extends NOTAM for passengers from Russia until October 12

The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority extended the aviation directive (NOTAM) concerning travellers arriving  from Russia. The NOTAM has been extended until midnight Monday, October 12, 2020. 500 Russian citizens per week will…

The Acropolis is a symbol of democracy, an eternal compass

The Acropolis is a symbol of democracy, an eternal compass

“The light of the 21st century embraces the Acropolis. It is a celebration beyond borders and languages. The values ​​that were born in this place are a universal property,” Greek Prime Minister…

Athens takes more action against Covid-19 pandemic

Athens takes more action against Covid-19 pandemic

The City of Athens and the Greek Health Ministry on Monday announced a series of additional measures aimed at curbing the spread of the novel coronavirus in Athens. The actions also aim…

Minor quakes jolt Mount Athos

Two quakes jolt Mount Athos (VIDEO)

Two earthquakes were recorded on Sunday in the area of Mount Athos, in northern Greece. A 5.2 Richter quake was recorded at 01:50am with no damages reported. Video captured at Axion Estin…

First Covid-19 death reported in Greek migrant camp

First Covid-19 death reported in Greek migrant camp

Greek officials announced the first coronavirus death of a migrant living in a camp on Sunday. The victim was a 61-year-old Afghan, a father of two children, who had been living in the Malakasa…

Greece launches tender for 5G networks

Greece launches tender for 5G networks

According to an announcement by the National Commission for Telecommunications and Post, Greece on Thursday launched a tender to award frequencies to operate 5G networks in the country. The auction concerns the…

Greek PM calls for prudence in order to avoid a second lockdown

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…

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