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Intubations and hospital admissions steadily high

Intubations and hospital admissions steadily high Health authorities announced 2,845 new cases of the coronavirus for the 24-hour period ending 3 p.m. Friday and 12 deaths. The number of patients on ventilators was 165 early Friday afternoon, continuing an upward trend, as did hospital admissions at 207. A record 118,933 tests were administered, with 2.39% […]

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Coronavirus: 2,845 new cases, 12 deaths

Coronavirus: 2,845 new cases, 12 deaths Greek health authorities announced 2,845 new cases of the coronavirus for the 24-hour period ending 3pm Friday, as well as 12 deaths. The number of patients on ventilators was 165 early Friday afternoon, up from 157 a day earlier and 130 last Friday. A record 118,933 tests were administered, […]

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Minister: All competent authorities to coordinate to deal with heatwave in Greece

Minister: All competent authorities to coordinate to deal with heatwave in Greece The broad meeting in the Civil Protection for the optimal coordination of all the competent bodies and the better confrontation of the consequences of the strong heatwave that hits the country was completed on Friday, ANA reports.The Minister of Citizen Protection Michalis Chrysochoidis […]

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Coronavirus: 2,696 new cases, 9 deaths

Coronavirus: 2,696 new cases, 9 deaths Greek authorities announced 2,696 new cases of coronavirus and nine fatalities in the past 24 hours Thursday. Nine of the 2,696 cases involved tourists tested upon arrival. Greece’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases is now 487,709, with 12,935 dead. A total of 157 patients remain intubated in intensive […]

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Coronavirus: 2,874 new cases, 15 deaths

Coronavirus: 2,874 new cases, 15 deaths Greek authorities announced 2,874 new cases of coronavirus and 15 fatalities in the past 24 hours Wednesday. Ten of the 2,874 cases were detected in arrivals to the country’s borders. Greece’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases is now 485,015, with 12,926 dead. A total of 144 patients remain […]

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Coronavirus: 3,593 new cases, 8 deaths

Coronavirus: 3,593 new cases, 8 deaths Greek authorities announced 3,593 new cases of coronavirus and eight fatalities in the past 24 hours Thursday. Fifteen of the 3,593 cases involved tourists tested upon arrival. Greece’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases is now 482,145, with  12,911 dead. A total of 142 patients remain intubated in intensive […]

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Wildfire threatens homes north of Athens

Wildfire threatens homes north of Athens Greek authorities have evacuated several areas north of Athens as a wildfire swept through a hillside forest and threatened homes despite a large operation mounted by firefighters. Five water-dropping planes and four helicopters were being used Tuesday to fight the blaze outside the Stamata area, 30 kilometers (18 miles) […]

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Greek officials OK Covid-19 vax for 12-15 age group

Greek officials OK Covid-19 vax for 12-15 age group Public health authorities in Greece and the head of the Covid-19 vaccination committee on Monday said an online platform will soon allow parents and guardians to schedule vaccinations for minors aged between 12 and 15, roughly a month after the 15-17 age group was included in […]

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Coronavirus: 2,070 new cases, 5 deaths

Coronavirus: 2,070 new cases, 5 deaths Greek authorities announced 2,070 new cases of coronavirus and five fatalities in the past 24 hours Monday. Thirteen of the 2,070 cases involved tourists tested upon arrival. Greece’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases is now 477,975, with 12,903 dead.  A total of 147 patients remain intubated in intensive […]

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Lockdown: Which tourist destinations are under the scrutiny of the health authorities

Lockdown: Which tourist destinations are under the scrutiny of the health authorities Islands with high tourist demand and viral loads are in threat of entering a grid of suffocating control. The rise in cases across the country in recent days, combined with the growing number of hospital admissions due to the Delta mutation, has alarmed […]

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Coronavirus: 1,553 new cases, 8 deaths

Coronavirus: 1,553 new cases, 8 deaths Greek health authorities announced 1,553 new cases of the coronavirus for the 24-hour period ending 3pm Sunday, as well as 8 deaths. The number of patients on ventilators was 134 early Sunday afternoon, up from 133 a day earlier and 123 last Sunday. There were 61,923 tests administered, with […]

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Ancient coin repatriated to Greece by US authorities

Ancient coin repatriated to Greece by US authorities An unprovenanced ancient coin, identified as a Stater (c. 500-480 B.C.), was handed over to the Greek Ambassador to the US, Alexandra Papadopoulou, on Thursday, by officers of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The coin is from the island of Aegina off the southeast side of […]

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2,854 new Covid cases, seven deaths

2,854 new Covid cases, seven deaths Greek authorities announced 2,854 new coronavirus infections and seven fatalities on Friday. This came after 2,604 cases and five deaths on Thursday. Seven of the cases involved tourists tested upon arrival, data from the National Organization for Public Health (EODY) showed. Greece’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases is […]

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Search continues off Crete for missing migrants

Search continues off Crete for missing migrants Greek authorities say a search and rescue operation is continuing off the coast of the southern island of Crete for several people believed missing a day after a boat carrying dozens of migrants sank in high winds. Greece’s coast guard said three vessels were involved Friday in the […]

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Greek authorities will require COVID-19 vaccinations for health care workers

Greek authorities will require COVID-19 vaccinations for health care workers After saying he couldn’t force health care workers to be vaccinated although he had the authority to do so, Prime Minister and New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ government will make shots against COVID-19 mandatory for them. That came in a bill sent to Parliament expected […]

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Coronavirus: 2,604 new cases, 5 deaths

Coronavirus: 2,604 new cases, 5 deaths Greek authorities announced 2,604 new cases of coronavirus and 5 fatalities in the past 24 hours Thursday. Eleven of the 2,604 cases involved tourists tested upon arrival. Greece’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases is now 469,042, with 12,875 dead. Nine patients remain intubated in intensive care units while […]

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Daily Covid cases highest in three months

Daily Covid cases highest in three months Health authorities on Tuesday confirmed the highest number of cases Greece has seen in the last three months, with island tourism destinations continuing to be of a source of serious concern.  More specifically, 3,565 cases were confirmed, the highest number reported during the fourth wave of the pandemic, […]

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EU, UK object to Turkish plans to reopen Varosha

EU, UK object to Turkish plans to reopen Varosha Turkish Cypriot authorities announced on Tuesday a partial reopening of an abandoned town for potential resettlement, drawing a strong rebuke from rival Greek Cypriots of orchestrating a land-grab by stealth and criticism from the European Union and United Kingdom.  Varosha, an eerie collection of derelict high-rise […]

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IATA welcomes further easing of border restrictions by Canadian authorities

IATA welcomes further easing of border restrictions by Canadian authorities The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes today’s decision by the government of Canada to further ease border restrictions for fully vaccinated* passengers. Eligible US citizens and permanent US residents arriving from the US will be permitted to enter Canada as of 9 August and […]

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New surge in Covid infections with 3,565 new cases

New surge in Covid infections with 3,565 new cases Greek health authorities reported 3,565 new coronavirus infections in the country, showing a new spike in the number of cases. There were 1,834 cases on Monday. The overall number of confirmed infections stood at 463,473. The National Organization of Public Health (EODY) said nine people died […]

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Covid: 1,834 new Covid infections, 8 deaths

Covid: 1,834 new Covid infections, 8 deaths Greek authorities said they had confirmed 1,834 new coronavirus infections and 8 deaths in the country on Monday. Fourteen of the new cases involved tourists tested upon arrival, the National Organization of Public Health (EODY) said. Greece’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases is now 459,146, with 12,858 […]

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Italian with Covid in Mykonos Ignored by Health Authorities for 48 Hours

Italian with Covid in Mykonos Ignored by Health Authorities for 48 Hours Government health services took 48 hours to contact an Italian who tested positive for Covid in Mykonos. Credit: Zitumassin Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 gr A young Italian national arrived in Greece to celebrate the completion of his senior year final exams, but […]

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Coronavirus: 1,558 new cases, 10 deaths

Coronavirus: 1,558 new cases, 10 deaths Greek health authorities announced 1,558 new cases of the coronavirus for the 24-hour period ending 3pm Sunday, as well as 10 deaths. The number of patients on ventilators was 123 early Sunday afternoon, down from 124 a day earlier. The Attica region, which includes the capital Athens, had 610 […]

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Coronavirus: 2,562 new cases, 7 deaths

Coronavirus: 2,562 new cases, 7 deaths Greek authorities announced 2,562 new cases of coronavirus and seven fatalities in the past 24 hours Saturday. Eight of the 2,562 cases involved tourists tested upon arrival. Greece’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases is now 455,754, with 12,840 dead. A total of 124 patients remain intubated in intensive […]

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Health authorities report 2,691 new Covid infections, 14 deaths

Health authorities report 2,691 new Covid infections, 14 deaths Greek authorities said they had confirmed 2,691 new coronavirus infections and 14 deaths in the country on Friday. Eleven of the new cases involved tourists tested upon arrival, the National Organization of Public Health (EODY) said. Greece’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases is now 453.200, […]

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Officials announce 2,794 new cases, 6 deaths

Officials announce 2,794 new cases, 6 deaths Greek authorities announced 2,794 new cases of coronavirus and 6 deaths in the past 24 hours Thursday. Seven of the 2,794 cases involved tourists tested upon arrival. Greece’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases is now 450,512, with 12,819 dead. A total of 132 patients remain intubated in […]

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Experts see pandemic peaking in August

Experts see pandemic peaking in August With cases continuing to rise, health authorities on Wednesday reiterated that the writing is already on the wall and Greece is indeed in the midst of a fourth Covid-19 pandemic wave. In addition to the rising infection rate, the transmissibility index of the virus has also spiked sharply, as […]

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EODY reports 2,065 new Covid infections, 10 deaths

EODY reports 2,065 new Covid infections, 10 deaths Greek health authorities announced 2,065 new cases of the coronavirus for the 24-hour period ending 3pm Monday, as well as 10 deaths. On Sunday authorities had announced 1,465 infections. The National Organization for Public Health (EODY) said the number of patients on ventilators was 139 on Monday […]

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Coronavirus: 1,465 new cases, 5 deaths

Coronavirus: 1,465 new cases, 5 deaths Greek health authorities announced 1,465 new cases of the coronavirus for the 24-hour period ending 3pm Sunday, as well as 5 deaths. The number of patients on ventilators was 142 early Sunday afternoon, same as a day earlier. The Attica region, which includes the capital Athens, had 639 new […]

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New rise in Covid-19 infections, deaths drop to two

New rise in Covid-19 infections, deaths drop to two Greek health authorities reported 2.327 new coronavirus infections on Saturday, from 1,997 on Friday, with six of these identified at entry points to the country, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) said in its daily bulletin. A total of 437,345 infections have been reported from the […]

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