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Greece Reports First Case of Omicron Variant on Crete

The first case of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in Greece was confirmed on Thursday by the Minister of Health, Thanos Plevris. He said that a Greek citizen who recently arrived from South Africa was diagnosed as having the...

Do Vaccine Mandates Actually Work?

Greece announced on Tuesday a vaccine mandate for all people over 60. Prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, announced plans to fine people who refuse the COVID vaccine. A monthly fine of €100 will be imposed from January 16. But, do...

First US Case of Omicron Variant Detected in San Francisco

The first case of the Omicron variant was just detected on Wednesday in the city of San Francisco, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which identified the first US case of the mutated virus...

Vaccination Appointments in Greece Skyrocket After Mandatory Ruling

Appointments for initial coronavirus vaccinations in Greece jumped sharply in the first 24 hours after the government announced on Tuesday that vaccination for people over 60 will be made mandatory. According to government sources, in the last 24 hours, a...

Coronavirus Cases Remain High in Greece

Greece recorded a total of 7,486 cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday, while 6,677 were recorded in the country yesterday, Monday. The record for the highest number of coronavirus cases recorded in one day in Greece was broken on November...

The Omicron Variant : Why Did the WHO Skip Greek Letters to Name it?

The name of "Omicron," which the World Health Organization chose for the new COVID-19 mutation has citizens around the world perplexed over the decision. The organization has now officially named the variant that was first dubbed the "Botswana variant," since it...

Greece Makes Vaccination Mandatory for People Over 60

Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Tuesday that coronavirus vaccinations will be made compulsory for all over 60-year-olds across the nation. Aiming to stem surging Covid-19 cases in Greece, Mitsotakis said that the decision "tormented me personally." He stressed, however,...

Vaccines May be Less Effective Against Omicron, Pharma Makers Warn

Existing vaccines may be less effective against the Covid-19 Omicron variant than they are against the other variants out there, the CEO's of Moderna and Pfizer admitted on Monday. Speaking to the Financial Times, the CEO of Moderna warned that...

Nations Close Borders as Omicron Spreads; Variant’s Severity Unclear

A South African physician who was one of the first people worldwide to recognize the existence of the new coronavirus strain, now called Omicron, among her own patients said on Sunday that their symptoms had been so mild that...

Greece Restricts Travel to Save Christmas from Africa Covid Variant

Greece announced on Friday tough measures to keep the country open for this year's Christmas festivities against the latest Covid-19 variant that was discovered in Southern Africa. According to the latest measures, foreign travelers coming into Greece from South Africa,...

Greece Rules Out New Lockdown Despite Pressure on Covid ICUs

Greece insisted on Thursday there will be no new lockdown in the country, despite the rising Covid-19 cases and the pressure on the intensive care units (ICUs) throughout the country. “There is neither going to be a lockdown nor will the ESY...

New Botswana Variant is the Most Evolved Covid Strain

A new Covid-19 mutation, known as the B.1.1.529 variant, is believed to be the most evolved strain since the pandemic began in late 2019. B.1.1.529 had mutated a total of 32 times when it was first discovered in Botswana, a...

WHO: Europe Could Face Another 700,000 Covid Deaths by Next Spring

The World Health Organization's Regional Director for Europe, Dr. Hans Kluge, said on Tuesday that the continent is facing a grim outlook for the future of the Covid-19 pandemic. WHO Europe expects 700,000 more people to die from coronavirus across...

Covid-19 Update: 5,991 New Cases, 69 Deaths, 594 Intubated in Greece

The Covid-19 update for Saturday issued by Greece's National Public Health Organization (EOPY) shows 5,991 new confirmed cases, 69 deaths and 594 intubations

Germany Adds Greece to List of “High-Risk” Covid Countries

Germany added Greece and three other nations to its "high-risk" list for Covid-19 on Friday, meaning that unvaccinated Germans traveling to these countries must quarantine once again after they return to Germany. The Netherlands, Ireland, and Belgium all took spots...