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Raise Your Voice Festival 2020 Goes Digital

Raise Your Voice Festival 2020, the first digital festival against human trafficking and climate change is set to take place digitally between April 24 and 26 in Greece. The festival is coordinated by 53 civil society organisations from Greece and...

Dozens of Coronavirus Cases Recorded in Private Clinic in Athens

At least twenty-eight new coronavirus cases were recorded in a private clinic in the municipality of Peristeri in Athens, Greece on Thursday. The tests were conducted after a patient of the clinic named ''Taxiarchae'' showed coronavirus symptoms. More than 100 patients...

Greece to Begin Mass Production of Surgical Masks in Larissa and Thrace

Greek Development and Investment Minister Adonis Georgiadis said on Wednesday that Greece will begin mass production of surgical masks to fulfill its own needs within a few days. Speaking with the ERT, Open and Alpha TV networks, Georgiadis confirmed that machines...

Greek Coronavirus Trial "Very Encouraging" as New Cases Drop to Just 10

Greek authorities announced ten new confirmed coronavirus cases in the country on Monday, as the first results of an ongoing study conducted about the benefits of colchicine in treating the COVID-19 coronavirus were described as “very encouraging.” Epidemiologist Sotiris Tsiodras,...

Greece Mulls Easing Coronavirus Lockdown By May 4

Greek authorities have already said that May will be the month when the first phase of easing the coronavirus lockdown would take place. A report from Greece's Kathimerini newspaper on Monday noted that this might be as soon as May...

More Than 200 British-Cypriots Have Died So Far From the Coronavirus, Report

The Cypriot Parikiaki weekly newspaper in the UK reported recently that more than 200 Cypriots in the United Kingdom have died from the coronavirus pandemic. The newspaper does not quote official data, however, they claim they have contacted hospitals, community...

Mental Health and COVID-19: Are We Heading Towards a Mass Psychological Breakdown?

During these unprecedented times, when billions of people are either obliged by law or strongly advised by governments to stay at home and not go anywhere, mental health is an issue which is sadly very often neglected. Of course, the...

Curfew Violations Rise as Greece Tries to Balance Between Lockdown and Orthodox Easter

The Greek police reported on Good Friday a total of 81 new fines imposed for unauthorised movement of citizens outside their county of residence on the previous day, on a day when normally millions of people would be outdoors...

Greece Hires 3,000 People to Assist Elderly and Vulnerable Stuck at Home

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Holy Thursday the hiring of 3,000 permanent employees to support the "Help at Home" program, known as ''Voitheia Sto Spiti,'' the financing of which has been secured. This scheme is a successful social-solidarity...

A Greek Expat Debunks the Myths of Sweden’s Pandemic Strategy

While almost every EU member state has been on a partial or complete lockdown for weeks due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, Sweden has approached the situation quite differently. The very fact that Stockholm chose a different approach than nearly...