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Demand rises for Covid-19 tests, stretching resources

An increase in demand for diagnostic tests for Covid-19 has created problems for the National Blood Center, which said on Wednesday that it was temporarily suspending testing as it has run out of reagents. The center conducts around 1,000 of some 13,000 daily tests nationwide. Deputy Health Minister Vassilis Kontozamanis attributed the shortage of reagents […]

PM Mitsotakis: Masks work when we all wear them

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis arrived at the Ministry of Macedonia and Thrace on Thursday, accompanied by ministers. He was welcomed by the Deputy Minister of Macedonia and Thrace Theodoros Karaoglou and the head of the Office of the Prime Minister in Thessaloniki Maria Antoniou. Then he had a meeting with ruling New Democracy’s deputies. At […]

Two popular beach bars on Mykonos close after multiple COVID-19 cases detected

The general secretary of Civil Protection Vassilis Papageorgiou decided late Tuesday to suspend the operation of the popular beach bars “Nammos” and Scorpios” on the island of Mykonos, after several members of their staff tested positive for Covid-19. The cases were detected during a surprise inspection conducted by a group headed by Papageorgiou, who went […]

WHO praises Athens for its management of the pandemic

The World Health Organisation has praised the municipality of Athens for the measures it applied to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in an article on its website. The organisation referred to Athens’ important efforts to contain the spread of the pandemic in the Greek capital and for the protection of vulnerable groups. In the […]