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Greece to Distribute Pfizer Coronavirus Booster Shot

Certain Greeks will soon have access to a booster shot of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, Maria Theodoridou, Chair of the Greek National Vaccination Committee, announced on Monday. Healthcare workers, Greek citizens over 60 years of age, and those who live...

Greece Orders Probe on Covid-19 Misinformation in Social Media

Greece announced on Saturday an investigation into websites and social media users suspected of disseminating COVID-19 misinformation that could be deemed to pose a risk to public health. Instructions on the probe were sent by Citizens’ Protection Minister Panagiotis Theodorikakos...

New microCOVID Tool Allows Users to Calculate Covid-19 Risk

A new online calculator called microCOVID can give you an estimate of your risk of contracting Covid-19 by just inputting information about your environment and what is going on around you. The online application uses the most recent data available...

Unvaccinated People 11 Times More Likely to Die from Covid-19

Reinforcing the need to vaccinate as the Delta variant of the coronavirus marches across the globe, several studies undertaken the the US' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that those who are unvaccinated are 11 times more likely...

Greece Offers Booster Shots to People Over 60, Healthcare Workers

Greece announced on Monday that booster shots of Covid-19 vaccine will become available from September 30 for all adults aged over 60 and healthcare professionals. “The increased risk for people over 60 is reflected in epidemiological data,” said Maria Theodoridou,...

US To Finally Allow Fully Vaccinated Travelers from UK, EU

EU travelers hoping to go to the US were gratified on Monday as, finally bowing to pressure to ease its coronavirus restrictions imposed in March of 2020, the US will allow fully-vaccinated visitors from the UK and the EU...

Greece Leads all European Nations in Summer Tourism in 2021

Greece welcomed more than two million visitors to its shores during just the months of July and August of 2021 -- more than any other European nation -- marking real success in its vital tourism industry despite the pandemic...

Up to 50,000 Greek Teenagers May Contract Covid-19 This Autumn

As 1.3 million schoolchildren return to classes this Autumn all over Greece, as many as 50,000 Greek teenagers aged 12-18 may contract Covid-19 over the next months, according to one expert. Nikos Tzanakis, a respiratory disease expert who is the...

Total Coronavirus Deaths Surpass 14,000 in Greece

Total coronavirus deaths have surpassed 14,000 in Greece on Wednesday, as 37 people with Covid-19 died in the country in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths to 14,014. An overwhelming number -- 95.4%-- of those who...

Greece Hints Teachers Are Next in Line for Mandatory Vaccination

Greece on Tuesday hinted that school teachers may be next in line – after health workers – for mandatory vaccination against Covid-19, as new cases and deaths continue to rise. Speaking on Skai TV, government spokesman Yiannis Oikonomou said that...