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Centaurus Variant Expected to Dominate COVID Cases in Greece

The BA.2.75 variant of COVID-19, nicknamed Centaurus, is expected to become dominant in Greece by the end of September to early October, according to estimates by a Greek expert. Speaking to state broadcaster ERT, Dimosthenis Sarigiannis, professor of environmental engineering...

Pfizer CEO, Albert Bourla, Gets COVID-19

The quadruple-vaccinated CEO of Pfizer, Albert Bourla, tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing very mild symptoms.

COVID-19 Cases Skyrocket to 25,566 in Greece

Cases of COVID-19 have skyrocketed in Greece, as the country has confirmed 25,566 new infections and nineteen deaths associated with the virus in the last 24 hours, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) announced on Tuesday. The vast majority of...

COVID-19 Infections in Greece Surge Past 20,000

Greece’s health authorities reported 20,084 new infections on Tuesday, as the Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 continued to drive the sixth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. On Monday, the National Organization for Public Health (EODY) had reported...

New COVID Restrictions in Greece May Come in Fall: Health Minister

COVID-19 restrictions may be reimposed throughout Greece in the fall, the country's health minister predicted on Monday. The news comes amid the latest surge of cases after the country eased safety measures and as it now welcomes a flood...

Greece Under Fire for Recommending 2nd COVID-19 Booster for 30+

Greek authorities' decision to recommend a second COVID-19 booster shot for individuals over thirty was criticized by a leading health specialist on Friday. The current recommendation for a second booster shot for people aged 30 to 59 who do not...

Fauci Tests Positive for Covid; “Experiencing Mild Symptoms”

Dr. Anthony Fauci tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday, but the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and President Biden's chief medical adviser is said to be experiencing only mild symptoms. Fauci, already among the...

US Drops Covid Testing Requirement for International Travelers

The US will drop its COVID-19 testing requirement for international travelers entering the country on midnight Sunday. International travelers entering the US will no longer be required to present proof of a negative COVID test before arriving in the country....

Greece Says a Fourth Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine May Be Necessary

A fourth dose of a vaccine against COVID-19 will likely be necessary, especially for vulnerable groups, Greece's Health Minister Thanos Plevris said on Monday. Speaking on SKAI television, he said that the government and his counterparts in Europe envisaged something...

Greece to Scrap Mask Mandate on June 1st

People in Greece will no longer be required to wear masks indoors starting June first, according to Thanos Plevris, the Greek minister of health. However, masks will still be required in certain places, such as in hospitals, elder care homes,...