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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…

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.…

The most read Wikipedia articles by Greeks in 2020

The most read Wikipedia articles by Greeks in 2020

Wikipedia’s most-read pages in 2020 is like holding up an ‘encyclopedic mirror’ to the year that passed. The most viewed Greek-language page last year was… the “Coronavirus pandemic in Greece in 2020”.…

Cyprus NYE rules: New limits on gatherings

Cyprus NYE rules: New limits on gatherings

The emergence of new coronavirus cases has seen rules in Cyprus tightened. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 21,315 confirmed infections, with 117 deaths. The new measures come into…

Covid vaccine rollout begins in Cyprus

Covid vaccine rollout begins in Cyprus

Residents and staff at Panayia Care Home in Limassol, were the first to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in Cyprus.

Cyprus to receive first batch of covid-19 vaccine on December 26

Cyprus to receive first batch of covid-19 vaccine on December 26

Cyprus will receive its first batch of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine on December 26 and will begin administering it the following day, according to the Healthy Ministry. “Following the much-anticipated approval of the Pfzizer vaccine by the…

Thessaloniki all dressed up for Christmas 2020

Thessaloniki all dressed up for Christmas 2020

Christmas is beating in Aristotelous Square, Thessaloniki. The lighting of the 13-meter tall Christmas tree this year took place without music, sparkles, sounds of the Symphony and the usual crowds. The impressive…

Cyprus brings in tighter coronavirus measures

Cyprus brings in tighter coronavirus measures

The Cyprus Ministry of Health announced tighter measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, entering into force on Friday, December 11. “There is no such thing as good or nice restrictions, these are necessary, and mainly…