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Greece Says a Fourth Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine May Be Necessary

A fourth dose of a vaccine against COVID-19 will likely be necessary, especially for vulnerable groups, Greece's Health Minister Thanos Plevris said on Monday. Speaking on SKAI television, he said that the government and his counterparts in Europe envisaged something...

Austria is First Western Democracy to Impose Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate

Austria became on Saturday the first western democracy to impose a strict Covid-19 vaccine mandate for almost all its population. According to the new measure, Austrians over the age of 18 must be vaccinated against Covid-19 or face the possibility of...

COVID-19: Number of Cases, Deaths Stabilizes in Greece

The number of new COVID-19 infections and deaths in Greece seems to stabilize below the high figures of last week. On Saturday, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) announced 16,023 new cases and 72 deaths, while 567 patients are intubated....

Churches in New York Serve as Vaccination Sites

Five Greek Orthodox churches in New York served as mobile vaccination sites last weekend as the Archdiocese teamed up with the US Department of Health and Human Services and NYC Health and Hospitals to help bolster vaccine access within...

Tsitsipas Takes Swipe at Djokovic Over Australian Open Vaccination

Greek tennis champion Stefanos Tsitsipas took a swipe against world number one tennis player Novak Djokovic on Wednesday over the Serb's stance on vaccination. "It seems that not everyone is playing by the rules," Tsitsipas said speaking to interviewers from...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Tests Positive for Covid

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has tested positive for Covid-19, the Patriarchate at Constantinople announced on Friday. “His Holiness, who is fully vaccinated, is currently showing mild symptoms, but his general condition is good,” an announcement said. It added that "immediately after the...

Vaccination Appointments in Greece Skyrocket After Mandatory Ruling

Appointments for initial coronavirus vaccinations in Greece jumped sharply in the first 24 hours after the government announced on Tuesday that vaccination for people over 60 will be made mandatory. According to government sources, in the last 24 hours, a...

Greece Makes Vaccination Mandatory for People Over 60

Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Tuesday that coronavirus vaccinations will be made compulsory for all over 60-year-olds across the nation. Aiming to stem surging Covid-19 cases in Greece, Mitsotakis said that the decision "tormented me personally." He stressed, however,...

Covid-19 Update: 5,991 New Cases, 69 Deaths, 594 Intubated in Greece

The Covid-19 update for Saturday issued by Greece's National Public Health Organization (EOPY) shows 5,991 new confirmed cases, 69 deaths and 594 intubations

U.S. Lifts Travel Ban for Vaccinated Visitors

The U.S. lifted on Monday the international travel ban for vaccinated visitors imposed in March of 2020 when Covid-19 was declared a pandemic. Starting Monday, visitors from the EU, U.K., South Africa, India, Brazil, and China will be free to...