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Coronavirus: Cases Filed Against Priests, Mayor for Lockdown Violation

Greek authorities have filed charges against priests in Corfu and Athens for conducting Holy Liturgy and giving Holy Communion on Sunday, thus violating lockdown regulations for the Covid-19 pandemic. At the same time, a case opened against Corfu Mayor Meropi...

Coronavirus Update: Total 98 Dead, 2,114 Confirmed Cases in Greece

The Greek Ministry of Health announced on Sunday evening that five people had succumbed to COVID-19 infection in the last 24 hours, bringing the nation's total fatalities to 98, while 33 new cases were reported. According to the daily update...

Turkey Reportedly Pushes Coronavirus-Infected Migrants to Greece's Sea Border

Hellenic Coast Guard boat. File photo A report that Turkey is amassing migrants, with many infected by COVID-19 among them, across its North Aegean shores opposite certain Greek islands has put the Hellenic Navy, Coast Guard and police on high...

Roma Settlement Quarantined After 20 People Infected by Covid-19

About 5,000 people in a Roma settlement in Nea Smyrni, Larissa were put in quarantine on Thursday evening after 20 people were found to be infected by the covid-19 coronavirus. On Thursday afternoon, a 32-year-old Roma man tested positive for the...

University Students Create Innovative and Inexpensive Portable Ventilator in Greece

Two students in Crete have designed a fully-functional ventilator in their home -- and printed it in 3D -- adding another weapon to the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Sotiris Kalaitzakis and Giorgos Patou, students at the Hellenic Mediterranean...

Greece into Deep Recession after Pandemic, Credit Rating Houses say

International credit rating houses predict that Greece will go into deep recession in 2020, with the covid-19 pandemic causing a blow in the economy and a significant increase in the national debt. Tourism, Greece's main source of revenue, is already...

British Premier Boris Johnson Tests Positive for Coronavirus

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a personal statement he uploaded onto his social media platforms on Friday morning. Johnson, 55, said that his symptoms are mild. He mentioned that...

United Arab Emirates Donates Eleven Tons of Medical Supplies to Greece

Eleven tons of medical supplies donated by the United Arab Emirates to Greece arrived on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at  Eleftherios Venizelos Airport in Athens. According to the Greek government, the supplies and equipment will become immediately available to hospitals...

Greek Artists Join Forces and Sing Together ''I'll Stay at Home!''

Many Greek artists, including famous singers and composers, participated in a remake of a popular old Loukianos Kilaidonis song titled ''Tha Kátso Spiti'' (I'll Stay at Home) in an attempt to create a happy, carefree moment for the nation...

Greece Records 48 New Coronavirus Cases, Death Toll Rises to 20

Greek health authorities announced on Tuesday afternoon that the total number of deaths related to the Covid-19 pandemic had risen to twenty. The total number of diagnosed Covid-19 coronavirus cases is now 743 in the entire country, as 48 new cases...