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Greek Officials Left Red-Faced as Student Face Masks Made Too Big

Greek authorities cancelled a contract with a face-mask maker on Monday after it became abundantly clear that many masks made for primary school children were too big to fit them. According to reports, about one in three face masks, almost...

Greek Schools Open on Monday With Special Measures for Covid-19

Schools throughout Greece opened on Monday -- but under completely different conditions than other years, as the pandemic has necessitated many changes and a long list of protective measures, starting with the use of face masks by all and...

Greece Offers Free Covid-19 Vaccine, Face Masks to All Students

The Greek government announced on Friday that it will provide, free of charge, the Covid-19 vaccine to all Greek citizens and face masks for all pupils and teaching staff when schools open in September. The Covid-19 vaccine will be free...

Face Masks Become the New Normal in Mykonos

Most Mykonos residents and tourists adhered to the stricter measures imposed by the Greek authorities to combat the spread of coronavirus which came into effect on Friday. Mykonoslive.tv reports that wearing a face mask, which is now compulsory — both...

Greek Police Arrest Priest Who Urged Faithful Not to Wear Face Masks

Greek police arrested on Saturday a priest in the island of Kalymnos who was reportedly calling on all faithful through Facebook not to wear a face mask in the church. Writing on the eve of the the Feast of the...

Greece Announces 254 More Cases of Coronavirus, Two Deaths in Last 24 Hours

Greece's Public Heath Authority, EODY, announced on Friday that there have been 254 new cases of the coronavirus detected across the nation in the last 24 hours and two elderly women have succumbed with the virus. This brings the total...

Greek Government Cancels Thessaloniki Trade Fair, Many Other Public Events

After the country announced the presence of a total of 203 new cases of the coronavirus in Sunday, Greece decided to take swift action and introduce new measures to combat the spread of the virus this Summer on Monday. All...

Substandard Face Masks Confiscated at Athens International Airport

Officials from the Greek Financial Crimes Squad have seized 850,000 substandard face masks at Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, according to an announced made on Monday. Speaking at the airport, authorities said the masks not only did not meet the...

Face-Masked Greeks Take First Steps After Coronavirus Quarantine

Greece partially opened up on Monday with the opening of small retail stores and hairdressers and the free movement of people within the prefecture of their permanent residence. Greeks took the first tentative steps back to normal life after more...

Greeks Must Learn How to Live with Face Masks — or Face Stiff Fine

A stiff fine of 150 euros is envisaged for Greeks who flout the new rule calling for the wearing of face masks after May 4, when the first set of coronavirus quarantine measures are lifted. As of that date, the...