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Coronavirus Fears Cause Cancellation of March 25 Parade, Brisbane Greek Festival

As the international community struggles to contain the Covid19 coronavirus pandemic, two iconic events for the Greek community in Australia for the coming days will be called off. The first major annual event to be canceled is the traditional March...

Greece Enlists Tennis Champion Tsitsipas to Raise Awareness of Coronavirus Pandemic

The Greek Ministry of Health published a video on Thursday in which Greek tennis superstar Stefanos Tsitsipas urges people to follow medical experts' guidelines to prevent any further contagion by the covid19 coronavirus. In the video, Tsitsipas warns that even...

Coronavirus: PM Mitsotakis Declares Guidelines for Gatherings Also Apply to Churches

Greek Premier Kyriakos Mitsotakis spoke to the nation about the Covid19 Coronavirus pandemic in a televised message which was broadcast on Wednesday evening. The Greek Premier took a forward-leaning stance on a question which has divided Greek society relating to whether...

WHO Declares Covid-19 Coronavirus a Global Pandemic

The World Health Organization declared that the COVID-19 Coronavirus a global pandemic on Wednesday afternoon. https://twitter.com/WHO/status/1237777021742338049 “In the past two weeks the number of cases outside China has increased thirteenfold and the number of affected countries has tripled,” the Organization's Director-General...

Coronavirus Outbreak: Greece Cancels All Independence Day Student Parades

Greek authorities announced on Wednesday that all student parades which traditionally take place across the country every March 25, on the occasion of Greece's Independence Day, will be canceled this year. The decision comes as the latest addition to a series...

Greece Closes All Schools and Universities for Two Weeks Amid Coronavirus Fears

Greek Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias announced on Tuesday that all of the country's schools and universities will remain closed for the next fourteen days. This comes as Athens intensifies its efforts to tackle the Covid19 Coronavirus outbreak, in a desperate...

Greek Orthodox Church Declares Coronavirus Not Transmitted by Communion

The Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church of Greece issued a statement on Monday referring to the Covid19 coronavirus outbreak, maintaining that Holy Communion does not transmit the virus. The new, controversial statement comes after days of heated public debate...

Greece Announces New Emergency Measures as Coronavirus Cases Rise to 73

Greek Health authorities announced on Sunday afternoon that seven new cases of the Covid19 coronavirus have been diagnosed in the country, raising the total number of victims to 73. The announcement was made by Sotiris Tsiodras, the Health Ministry spokesperson...

Italy Quarantines 16 Million People in Extraordinary Coronavirus Move

The Italian authorities announced on Sunday morning that more than sixteen million people will be quarantined in a total of fifteen provinces of the country, in order to limit the spread of the Covid19 coronavirus. Among the regions affected by...

Coronavirus Cases Rise to 66 in Greece, Emergency Measures In Place

Twenty-one additional cases of the Covid19 coronavirus were diagnosed on Friday and Saturday according to announcements made by Greek health authorities. The total number of diagnosed cases has risen to 66 in the country. 13 of the 21 new cases were...