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COVID-19 Infections in Greece Surge Past 20,000

Greece’s health authorities reported 20,084 new infections on Tuesday, as the Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 continued to drive the sixth wave of the...

New COVID Restrictions in Greece May Come in Fall: Health Minister

COVID-19 restrictions may be reimposed throughout Greece in the fall, the country's health minister predicted on Monday. The news comes amid the latest surge...

Greece Under Fire for Recommending 2nd COVID-19 Booster for 30+

Greek authorities' decision to recommend a second COVID-19 booster shot for individuals over thirty was criticized by a leading health specialist on Friday. The current...

Fauci Tests Positive for Covid; “Experiencing Mild Symptoms”

Dr. Anthony Fauci tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday, but the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and President...

Where are Masks Still Required in Greece?

As of June 1st, the use of masks is no longer required in much of Greece, but there are still some places where people...

Greece Says a Fourth Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine May Be Necessary

A fourth dose of a vaccine against COVID-19 will likely be necessary, especially for vulnerable groups, Greece's Health Minister Thanos Plevris said on Monday. Speaking...

Greece to Scrap Mask Mandate on June 1st

People in Greece will no longer be required to wear masks indoors starting June first, according to Thanos Plevris, the Greek minister of health. However,...

EU Drops Mandatory Masks on Planes and Airports

Face masks will no longer be required in airports and on planes in Europe, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and European Center...

A Bottle of Ouzo—and its Connection to Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla

How does ouzo, the anise-flavored aperitif that is widely consumed in Greece and Cyprus, relate to Albert Bourla?

Bill Gates Warns of More Fatal COVID-19 Variant

Bill Gates warned on Sunday that the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, saying there could be a variant that is "even more transmissive...

COVID-19 Certificates Scrapped, Venues in Greece Return to Full Capacity

Covid certificates and proof of negative testing are being suspended for accessing indoors spaces and outdoors seating in Greece.

Fauci Declares US is “Out of the Pandemic Phase” of COVID-19

The Biden administration's top medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci has declared the United States is now "out of the pandemic phase" of COVID-19. In an...

Greece on Alert after Mysterious Spike in Hepatitis Around Europe

Greek health authorities are on alert following a mysterious spike in cases of acute hepatitis in children around Europe. Cases of the illness that causes...

COVID-19: 9,308 Cases, 57 Deaths Recorded in Greece Thursday

Greece confirmed 9,308 new COVID-19 infections and 57 deaths associated with the virus in the last 24 hours, the National Public Health Organization (EODY)...

Greek President Sakellaropoulou Tests Positive for COVID-19

The President of Greece, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to an announcement on Wednesday. Sakellaropoulou has mild symptoms and is in isolation...

Greece Scraps COVID-19 Vaccination Certificates, Masks for Summer

Greece announced on Wednesday that it will scrap COVID-19 vaccination and recovery certificates starting on May 1st while masks will no longer be required...

Shanghai’s COVID-19 Lockdown Forces People to Go Hungry

Residents of Shanghai, China's largest city, which has been placed under a strict lockdown since late March to stem a new COVID-19 outbreak, are...

Greece Records 6,929 COVID-19 Cases on Monday

Greece confirmed 6,926 new COVID-19 infections and 72 deaths associated with the virus in the last 24 hours, the National Public Health Organization (EODY)...

Greece Offers Second COVID-19 Booster Shot for People 60-Plus

Greece will offer a second COVID-19 booster dose for people aged 60 and above, at least four months after the previous shot, Greek health...

Greece Keeps COVID-19 Measures in Place as Cases Remain High

Greece's health authorities said this week that COVID-19 measures would remain in place until the end of April, as cases and deaths remain high. Infectious...

Coronavirus Live Interactive Map

As the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is spreading around the globe, Microsoft and Bing, created the below interactive map, where you can select areas and see active, recovered and fatal cases of infections. You can also see results by country as well as useful information on the disease.