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Riot police clash with locals over migration centers on the islands (videos)

Extensive clashes erupted overnight on islands of Lesvos and Chios and continue on Tuesday, with local authorities and residents trying to prevent the arrival of riot police, water canons and excavating machines to be used to build new closed migration centers. The forces arrived by ferries chartered by the government. …

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Patras: Greek suspected of coronavirus hospitalized in quarantine (UPD)

A Greek man has been in quarantine in the University Hospital of Rio by Patras, the gateway for arrivals from virus-hit Italy. He has been suffering from symptoms that resemble those of coronavirus. He came with a ferry liner from Italy to Greece on Sunday. According to initial reports Monday …

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Coronavirus “kills” Greek Stocks, ASE losses at -8.36%

Greek shares dropped over 8% on Monday after a sharp rise in coronavirus cases in neighboring Italy, analysts said. Monday’s session at Athens Stock Exchange concluded with a historic sell off and losses at -8.36%. Turn out was at 181.86 million euros. “The country’s proximity to Italy has clearly triggered …

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Greece on high alert after corona virus outbreak in Italy

Greece’s Health Ministry is on high alert and particularly concerned after the sharp increase of corona virus infections in  Italy over the last few days. Preparing preventive measures at the gateways to neighboring country, the ministry has called for an extraordinary emergency meeting early Sunday evening. Staff of shipping companies …

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Two Greeks in quarantine after repatriated from “Diamond Princess”

Two Greek nationals, passengers on cruise ship “Diamond Princess,” were repatriated on Saturday morning and transferred to a hospital in Athens where they will remain in preventive quarantine for 14 days. The two Greeks were ‘trapped’ in the cruise ship since early February. The ship initially carried 3,700 passengers and crew …

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COVID-19: “Two Greeks on board of Diamond Princess to be repatriated,” says Health Minister

Health Minister Vassilis Kikkilias announced the repatriation of two Greeks on board of the cruise ship Diamond Princess, currently in quarantine in Yokohama, Japan. 355 passengers and crew have been infected with the new coronavirus COVID-19. “In cooperation with the Foreign Ministry and all relevant agencies, we are already coordinating …

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Greece sees “minimal” impact on tourism due to coronavirus

Tourism Minister Haris Theocharis expressed optimism that the impact of coronavirus to Greek tourism will be minimal. On the contrary, he believes that there is a chance that travelers change their behavior, move away from Asia and decide for Greece. Speaking to state broadcaster ERT TV on Thursday, Theocharis said …

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Chinese man in Athens hospital quarantine over coronavirus suspicion UPD

A Chinese national is in quarantine in Attikon hospital in Athens, tested on suspicion of being infected with coronavirus. The 33-year-old man had traveled to Greece from China ten days ago. He first went to a private hospital in South Athens, with fever and coughing. The doctors alerted the Greek …

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Coronavirus: Greece to accelerate recruitment of medical staff in hospitals, labs, entrance gates

Greece has decided to accelerate the recruitment of health personnel as one of the alert measures of the country to deal with possible infections of coronavirus. This was decided at the meeting of the National Public Health Council on Monday with the aim to shield Greece against the disease.. Recruited …

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First Greek in Wuhan evacuation flight, all passengers in quarantine

One Greek national is among the Europeans evacuated from Wuhan with a special flight chartered by France. Among the passengers were many French and dozens of other European citizens. On passenger showed symptoms suspected to cornavirus during the flight. The plane landed in Istres military base in Southern France, 50 …

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Greece updates action plan against coronavirus

Greece has updated its action plan against the coronavirus outbreak although no such an infection has been recorded in the country. “Prevention is the best measure,” Health Minister, Vassilis Kikkilias, has said. HE did not rule out that the virus would not reach the country. a Based on the latest …

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Man hospitalized in Thessaloniki with suspected coronavirus (UPD)

Health authorities in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, went on high alter when a man was admitted to AHEPA hospital with symptoms similar to those of corona virus. It is the first suspected case of coronavirus in Greece According to AHEPA director, Panagiotis Panteliadis, the patient is a middle-aged man with symptoms …

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Patient infected with MERS-coronavirus hospitalized in Athens

A 69-year-old Greek is being hospitalized in intensive care unit of an Athens hospital after he got infected with the fatal corona-virus MERS while in Saudi Arabia. Together with his wife the man arrived last week in Athens with a flight from Jeddah. The couple used a taxi to go …

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