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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...

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...

Delphi Economic Forum Announces New Dates for 2020 Session

The organizers of the Delphi Forum, one of Greece's foremost economic conferences, issued a statement on Tuesday informing the public about the new dates for their rescheduled 2020 event. The coronavirus outbreak caused the postponement of the fifth Delphi Economic...

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...

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...

Greece Announces Fifteen New Coronavirus Cases 

Fifteen new cases of the Covid19 coronavirus were diagnosed on Friday according to an announcement made by Greek health authorities. The total number of coronavirus cases has now risen to 46 in Greece. According to Sotiris Tsiodras, the Health Ministry spokesperson...

Coronavirus: Greece Closes Schools, Theaters, Cinemas in Achaea, Zante and Elis

Greek authorities announced on Wednesday evening that emergency preventative measures will be taken in three counties in the West of the country amid Covid19 coronavirus fears. More specifically, the regional units of Achaea, Zakynthos (Zante) and Elis (Ilia) will be...

EU Raises Coronavirus Risk to High, Greece Sends E-Mail Blast to All Citizens

Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Commission, said that the risk of a European COVID19 Coronavirus outbreak has risen from moderate to high on Monday morning, as Portugal was the latest EU member state to report incidents...

Concerns Over Coronavirus Rise as Greece Confirms Seventh Case

The number of confirmed cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus in Greece rose to seven on Saturday, with another three patients testing positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes the disease. According to the Health Ministry, which had already announced that...