COVID

Greece on Alert as 26 Cases of New Covid Variant are Recorded

Health authorities announced on Friday that mutated variants of Covid-19 have been detected in Greece and 26 new cases have been recorded related to those variants. The figure was made public as Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias held an emergency meeting...

Kalymnos Island on Strict Lockdown After Rise in Coronavirus Infections

Kalymnos has been placed under strict coronavirus containment measures as of Thursday, New Year's Eve, the government said on Wednesday.

Greek Police Plan Crackdown on Covid Restriction Violators on New Year's Day

The Greek police plan a crackdown on violators of the current coronavirus measures on New Year's Day, according to a statement by a Hellenic Police spokesperson on Wednesday. More than 10,000 police officers will be deployed throughout the country for...

Covid-19 Cases Jump to 1,047 in Greece on Tuesday

A total of 1,047 cases of Covid-19 were diagnosed in Greece on Tuesday, a staggering increase from the 571 new cases that had been recorded in the country on Monday. Tragically, 58 people with the virus passed away in the...

First Batch of Coronavirus Vaccines Delivered to Greece

The first 9,750 doses of the Pfizer-BioΝTech coronavirus vaccine against Covid-19 arrived in Greece under tight security on Christmas day. The vaccines will be stored in special areas that meet all the specifications for the storage of medicinal products and...

New Covid Cases Number 937 in Greece Wednesday

A total of 937 new Covid cases were diagnosed in Greece on Wednesday, 84 more cases than had been recorded in the country on Tuesday. Tragically, 62 people with the virus passed away in the country over the 24-hour-period, which...

Greek PM Urges Health Care Workers to Be Vaccinated

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis urged health workers to receive the coronavirus vaccination during a tour of hospitals in northern Greece on Wednesday. The PM's appeal comes after polls and anecdotal evidence point to a reluctance by large numbers of...

Greece Records 853 Covid-19 Cases Tuesday

A total of 853 cases of Covid-19 were diagnosed in Greece on Tuesday, 256 more cases than had been recorded in the country on Monday. Tragically, 83 people with the virus passed away in the country over the 24-hour-period, which...

Covid-19: Cases Fall in Greece as Deaths Remain High

After many weeks of high covid-19 case numbers in the country, the number of daily cases recorded in Greece has finally fallen for the past two days. The country recorded a total of 526 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday,...

New Corona Variant: How Dangerous is it? What Does it Mean for the Vaccine?

As European Union officials meet on Monday to discuss a coordinated response to a new, even more infectious coronavirus variant in the UK, which has led many countries to impose travel bans, an expert in the evolution of pathogens...