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More Than 15,000 Pupils Test Positive for Covid as Schools Reopen in Greece

At least 15,547 positive self-tests for Covid were recorded on Monday among pupils and teaching staff as schools reopened in Greece after the Christmas and New Year's holiday. Authorities defied calls by some experts to delay the return to class...

Greece Has Higher Prevalence of Omicron than Both the US and the UK

As the Omicron COVID-19 variant spreads wildly across the globe, Greece shows a higher prevalence than the US and the UK

Cyprus Reports Highest Covid-19 Cases Per Capita in the World

Cyprus now has the highest Covid infection rate per 100,000 residents in the world. Agence France-Presse released a report on Covid cases per capita on Tuesday in which Cyprus led the world, with 2,505 cases per 100,000 residents. Behind Cyprus...

2022 Grammy Awards Postponed Due to Covid-19

The 2022 Grammy Awards will be postponed due to the recent surge of Covid-19 infections. The Omicron variant has propelled cases to the highest they've been since the start of the pandemic. The Recording Academy and CBS released a joint...

WHO: Omicron Causes Milder Cases, Infects Upper Respiratory System

The omicron coronavirus variant affects the upper respiratory tract, which causes milder symptoms than other variants of the virus, according to World Health Official Abdi Mahamud. Other variants of the virus impact all areas of the respiratory system, particularly the...

New “IHU” Covid Variant Found in France

Another new Covid variant nicknamed "IHU" was identified in France in November around the same time as Omicron -- but the World Health Organization believes it is not a threat. Abdi Mahamud, a WHO incident manager, said that the variant...

36,246 Covid-19 Cases Recorded in Greece Monday

A total of 36,246 cases of Covid-19 were recorded in Greece on Monday. The number is 18,613 cases more than the 17,633 cases recorded on Sunday. A total of 146,476 coronavirus tests were performed in Greece in the last 24...

Biden Addresses Shortcomings of Covid-19 Testing As Cases Soar

President Joe Biden and his administration have been working to address the universal need for more Covid-19 testing, pledging to make more at-home rapid test kits available-- but they are finding that Omicron is more challenging than they had...

J & J Booster Highly Effective in Preventing Omicron Hospitalizations

A new South African study shows that the J & J booster shot is effective at minimizing hospitalizations associated with the Omicron variation of the virus. The study showed that the second shot of the Johnson & Johnson product proved...

Greece Reports 35,580 Covid-19 Cases in New Record

On Thursday, Greece recorded another staggering total of 35,580 cases of Covid-19, an increase of 6,752 over the 28,828 that has been recorded on Wednesday, which in itself was 7,171 more than the 21,657 cases on Tuesday. This is the highest number...