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Greeks Need to Press 6 for Holiday Family Gatherings

Greeks who will choose to share their Christmas day or New Year’s lunch with family or friends should send an SMS with the number 6 to leave their home, government spokesman Stelios Petsas said on Tuesday. According to the lockdown...

Greeks Develop Newfound Interest in the Great Outdoors as One Million SMS Sent on Sunday

It came to light on Monday that Greek citizens had sent a total of one million SMS messages to the state on Sunday, letting the authorities know that they were headed out amidst the lockdown for some much-needed recreation...

SMS Required to Leave House after Greek Lockdown- How it Works

Text messages and typed or hand-written notes will once more become part of the everyday life in Greece, after PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Thursday a three-week nationwide lockdown, beginning Saturday  at 6.00 AM. Under the new rules, only those...

Fake National Defense SMS Message Alarms Greek Public

Members of the public in Greece were disturbed and alarmed on Thursday afternoon after many of them received messages on their mobile phones purportedly telling them to "mobilize" due to a "military incident" which had occurred. Greek citizens were told...

Greeks Send Over One Million SMS Daily for Permission to Leave Home

The daily number of requests submitted via SMS by citizens to the Civil Protection Ministry for permission to leave home has ranged between 1.3 million and 1.8 million in the four days since the system was put in effect...