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Greece Records Fifth Coronavirus-Related Death; Cases Jump to 387

Greek health authorities announced on Tuesday afternoon that the number of individuals diagnosed with the Covid-19 coronavirus has now jumped to 387, and a fifth patient as succumbed to the disease. The announcement was made by Sotiris Tsiodras, the Health...

Church of Greece Decides to Curtail Services Amid Growing Coronavirus Fears

The Holy Synod of the Orthodox Christian Church of Greece issued a statement on Monday afternoon, informing the public about its latest decision in regard to the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic. The Church of Greece decided to curtail all weekday services,...

Coronavirus: Australian Archbishop Makarios Urges Faithful Not to Attend Services

Makarios, the Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Church of Australia, issued an encyclical statement on Monday in regard to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. ''What we must emphasize is that according to scientists, the transmission of the virus occurs when we...

More than One Hundred Arrested for Violating Coronavirus-Related Emergency Laws

The Greek Police announced on Monday that there had been a total of 127 arrests for violations of measures meant to prevent and contain the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus in Greece. These arrests took place between Thursday, March 12...

EU Proposes Banning All But Essential Travel to Europe for Thirty Days

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced on Monday that the Commission will propose a temporary ban of all travel by non-EU citizens to the continent of Europe for thirty days. This ban is described as a ''temporary restriction on...

Coronavirus: Greece Announces New Measures to Assist Employees and Businesses

Greece's Ministries of Finances, Growth and Investments, and Labor announced a series of additional measures to assist individuals and businesses who are getting hit by the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. The measures include thousands of additional nurses and doctors to staff...

Greece Shuts Down Cafes, Restaurants as Coronavirus Cases Jump to 190

Greek health authorities announced on Friday that the number of confirmed diagnosed covid-19 coronavirus cases in the nation has jumped to 190. Five of those hospitalized are in serious condition, while a total of 2,700 medical tests have been conducted...

Coronavirus: Ten Reasons Why You Ought Not to Panic

By Ignacio López-Goñi* Regardless of whether we classify the new coronavirus as a pandemic, it is a serious issue. In less than two months, it has spread over several continents. Pandemic means sustained and continuous transmission of the disease, simultaneously...

Coronavirus Outbreak: Local Communities React to Carnival Cancellation

Local communities in Greece have reacted negatively to the government's decision to cancel all Carnival festivities in the country between February 29 and March 2 in order to limit the spread of the Covid-19 Coronavirus in the country. Greece's largest...