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Greece: 3,585 coronavirus cases, 36 deaths; geographic distribution

Greece’s health authorities announced on Friday 3,585 coronavirus cases and 36 deaths in the past 24 hours. The number of intubated Covid-patients in hospitals Intensive Care Units stands at 348. Covid-19 infections in Greece are back on the rise with the daily infections to be well above 3,000 in the …

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3,407 coronavirus cases, 34 deaths; Experts warn of situation in N. Greece

Greece’s health authorities announced on Thursday 3,407 coronavirus cases and 34 deaths in the past 24 hours. The number of intubated Covid-patients in hospitals Intensive Care Units had slightly decreased to 347. At the Live Briefing on Thursday, health experts pointed out at the dramatic increase of infections in northern …

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Prince Charles to attend Military Parade on March 25 depending on pandemic conditions

Price Charles has accepted Greece’s invitation to attend the military parade in Athens on March 25, an event to mark the bicentennial anniversary of the start of the War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire in 1821. Media reported on Thursday evening that Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis personally spoke on …

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Greece breaks another daily record: 15 deaths; 882 new coronavirus cases

Greece broke a new negative record in daily deaths: 15 Covid-19 patients died in the past 24 hours. On Thursday evening, health authorities announced again a very high number of daily coronavirus case: 882. The total cases have increased to 28,216 and death toll to 549. Apart from the shocking …

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865 new coronavirus cases shock Greece; 6 more deaths

A nightmare number of daily coronavirus cases: 865 – the new all times negative record in Greece. On Wednesday evening , health authorities announced also another six deaths. At the same time, the Civil Protection placed the regional unit of Kastoria in lockdown and upgraded to category 3 “increased surveillance” …

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People parade in Giannitsa as if no bans and no pandemic (video)

Students, citizens and members of the Army and associations ignored the measures and bans of social gatherings due to the pandemic and staged a parade in the town of Giannitsa, the Regional Units of Pella in Central Macedonia. Holding Greek flags and playing military marches, they marched through the pedestrian …

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President’s message on 25. March: Personal responsibility and solidarity are the new patriotism

“In 1821 Greeks fought the Ottoman Turks as their enemy, but today they fight against the coronavirus pandemic,” President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou said on Tuesday on the occasion of the Independence Day 25. March. She called on Greek people to “overcome individualism and stay home for the …

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Greece celebrates Independence Day 25. March in lockdown restrictions

The President of the Hellenic Republic, the Prime Minister and the leaders of opposition parties gathered at the Monument of the Unknown Soldier to honor the Greek Independence Day. A different, an unprecedented and much quieter ceremony held in times of the coronavirus pandemic Politicians kept a 2-meter safety distance …

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Greece confirms 10 new cases of coronavirus; total infections rise to 99

Greece has confirmed on Wednesday 10 new cases of coronavirus in the country, raising the number of total inflections to 99. Two of the patients are in Intensive Care Units in the RIO hospital in Patras and AHEPA in Thessaloniki. 95 of the infected are Greek nationals, 4 are foreign …

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15. Athens Pride 2019 dedicated to murdered LGBT activist Zak Kostopoulos

With slogans in favor of “equality”, “respect to diversity” and “No to violence,” a colorful and vibrant crow of over 100,000 people celebrated the 15. Athens Pride on Saturday. Members of the LGBT community from Greece and abroad, supporters, families, politicians and representatives of local governments and several organizations gave …

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Gavdos: How to hold a National Day Parade when not enough children (video)

Greek tradition wants school children to hold parades on the eve of the national and religious holiday on 25. March. While in Athens and other big cities, a lottery decides who is to parade and who remains out due to the high number of pupils, in some remote Greek areas …

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Apokries: The Carnival season revives old customs across Greece

Greece’s Carnival season, the Apokries, reaches its peak over the weekend with the biggest Carnival Parade, the Carnival of Patras, to take place on Sunday. The weekend marks the end of masquerading, eating, drinking and dancing and opens the way for the 40-day fasting until the Greek orthodox Easter. Staring …

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Dodecanese celebrate unification with Greece after end of British occupation

The island group of Dodecanes came under a brief occupation by the British from 1945 until 1947, when they were ceded to Greece with the Treaty of Peace. Τhe British occupation ended formally on 7. March 1948, the Dodecanese were untied with the Motherland. Reason for the islanders to celebrate …

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OXI DAY 28. Oct 1940: The Italian ultimatum and Greece’s resistance to Axis forces

With military parades, patriotic songs and pride Greeks celebrate the day that went to history as the OXI Day. It is the day Greece said NO to Italian invasion of Greece on 28. October 1940, that marked the beginning of the Greek-Italian war and ended in occupation by the axis …

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