Category: health


Kikilias says 130,000 rapid tests were sent to hospitals and health centres

Ηealth Minister Vassilis Kikilias, in an interview with public broacaster ERT on Thursday, stressed that 130,000 rapid tests were sent on Wednesday to all hospitals and health centres in the country, in order to facilitate and speed up the testing that must be carried out on staff, but also in Accident and Emergency Departments, on […]

European Commission announces new measures to stem spread of coronavirus infections

The European Commission announced new measures on Wednesday to help limit the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, save lives and strengthen the internal market’s resilience. “Concretely, the measures aim to better understand the virus’ spread and the effectiveness of the response, ramp up well-targeted testing, bolster contact tracing, improve preparations for vaccination campaigns, and maintain […]

Health expert issues plea to halt mass gatherings, wear face masks

As new confirmed coronavirus infections smashed the 1,000 mark for the first time since the pandemic began in Greece, infectious diseases expert Sotiris Tsiodras called on citizens to avoid mass gatherings and wear face coverings at all times. The National Organization for Public Health (EODY) announced a record 1,259 new cases on Wednesday, pushing the total number to 32,752. […]

Education Minister Kerameus tests positive to coronavirus

Education Minister Niki Kerameus has tested positive to the novel coronavirus but is asymptomatic, she announced on social media on Tuesday.  On Twitter, she wrote: “My husband showed symptoms of Covid-19 and we were both checked. The results of both came out positive. I don’t have any symptoms and I will remain in isolation according […]

Combatting the pandemic is a team effort, Kikilias says

“Combatting the pandemic is a team effort. It is an effort without party lines or petty political aims. We are talking about the value of human life. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has once again put things in perspective,” Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias said in an interview with Skai TV on Friday. “There is a sequence […]