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104 deaths in 24 hours, 6,677 coronavirus cases, 657 intubations; distribution in Greece

Covid-related deaths in Greece exceeded 18,000 since the pandemic begin on Monday as health authorities announced 104 deaths in the past 24 hours. In addition, 6,677 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in the past 24 hours. The number of intubated Covid-patients in hospitals has increased further to 657. Due to …

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3,823 coronavirus cases, 96 deaths, 647 intubations; distribution in Greece

Greece’s health authorities announced on Sunday 3,823 new coronavirus cases and 96 Covid-related deaths in the past 24 hours. The number of intubated Covid-patients in hospitals has increased to 647. Saturday, Nov 27: 5,870 new coronavirus cases, 82 deaths. 641 in intubation. On the good news of the day: one …

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5 Greeks in quarantine due to Omicron variant; Emergency travel directive south African countries(Notam)

Five Greek citizens, who arrived το Athens from south African countries, have been placed on a ten-day precautionary quarantine, according to the new protocol due to Covid-19 Omicron variant. The five citizens, all sailors, came from south Africa and Zimbabwe via a stopover in the United Arab Emirates. Upon arrival, …

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Botswana Variant Greece: Special permission, quarantine, 3 tests for travelers from 9 south African countries (UPD)

Greece’s Epidemiologists’ Committee has decided to implement a strict hygiene protocol to travelers from South Africa and 8 of its neighboring countries, amid fears over a newly discovered Covid-19 variant, the B.1.1.529 or Botswana variant that is considered highly transmissible and potentially very dangerous. At an extraordinary meeting Friday afternoon, …

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6,565 coronavirus cases, 78 deaths, 621 intubations; distribution in Greece

Greece’s health authorities announced on Thursday, 6,565 new coronavirus cases and  78 Covid-relared deaths in the past 24 hours.The number of intubated Covid-patients in hospitals has increased further to 621. At the weekly Live Briefing on Thursday on the course of the pandemic, health experts said that the pandemic is …

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Bogus Rapid tests: Pharmacist, police & army officers arrested in N Greece

A pharmacist, two police officers and eight members of the Armed forces are among those sixteen people arrested in Orestiada, north-eastern Greece, for bogus certificates of negative Rapid Tests essential for going to work and social activities. According to media reports, the pharmacist was supplying customers with fake certificates showing …

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Booster shot: Which vaccine to choose and when, with or without falling ill with Covid-19

Secretary General of Greece’s Primary Health Care, Marios Themistokleous, gave detailed instructions for the administration of the booster shot – 3rd dose- of the vaccines against Covid-19. Speaking at the Live Briefing on Monday, Themistoklous clarified which vaccine can be chosen by citizens who have had administered mRNA, AstraZeneca or …

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Immunity and antibodies after booster shot; Covid-spread by vaccinated citizens

Head of Greece’s National Vaccination Committee Maria Theodoridou stressed on Monday that immunity and antibodies develop very fast after the booster shot, in only two or three days from the day of inoculation. At the weekly Live Briefing, Professor Theodoridou also underlined that third dose jabs help reduce the spread …

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