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Greece weekly: Covid-19 infections in further increase Dec 25-31

Viral infections of the respiratory system (SARS-CoV-2, influenza viruses and respiratory syncytial virus – RSV) show a further increase, according to the epidemiological report of EODY for the period 25-31 December, 2023. 1,818 Covid-patients are hospitalized in simple beds, 57 deaths, 70 intubated Covid-19 is widely dispersed in the community, …

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Passenger traffic at Athens International Airport set new record in 2023

Passenger traffic at the Athens International Airport set a new all-time record in 2023, totaling 28,174,150 passengers, breaking the 28 million passengers barrier for the first time and leaving behind the previous record of 25.57 million of 2019. Passenger traffic in December was 1.86 million, up 17.1% from 2022 and …

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15-month-old baby boy dies of influenza after hospital turns it away twice

A 15-month-old baby boy died in Ptolemaida, western Macedonia, after a few hours it was admitted to local hospital with very high fever. The parents had already brought the baby to the hospital twice in previous days where it was tested positive to A strain of influenza. Doctors administered anti-fever …

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ND MP Syrigos: “97% of Lausanne Treaty is obsolete”; statement triggers outrage

Ruling New Democracy MP and professor of international law, Angelos Syrigos, stirred the public debate when he claimed that “some articles of the Lausanne Treaty were out of date.” Among others, he referred to the articles regarding the military presence on the islands of the eastern Aegean Sea. Syrigos’ statements …

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to visit Greece on Saturday

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is expected to visit Greece and meet with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in his summer house on the island of Crete, media reported. According to information, Anthony Blinken is scheduled to travel to Souda for a few hours. The US Secretary of State is …

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Greece’s Digital Property Transfer platform in operation as of Jan 1

The digital transfer of property platform went into operation on January 1, 2024  for all citizens and notaries public who wish to avoid lengthy in-person registration times. Once data is entered, the system will send the approved transfer or a justified rejection within a working day, instead of several-month delays, …

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Mitsotakis’ mini cabinet reshuffle focuses on security and health

Just six months after the elections, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis apparently has realized that there is a major security issue in the county and decided to proceed with a small cabinet reshuffle. Minister for Citizen Protection Ioannis Oikonomou was replaced by Michalis Chrysochoidis, currently the health minister, who was Minister …

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First liver transplant from living donor performed in Greece

The first liver transplant from a living donor was performed in Greece, the Health Ministry announced on Wednesday. The transplant, from father to daughter, was successfully carried out on Tuesday at Laiko Hospital in Athens. The operation that lasted several hours was carried out by Professor of Surgery specialized in …

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Greeks injured in tourist bus collision with truck in Bulgaria

A bus carrying tourists, including eight Greeks, collided with a truck and went off the road on Tuesday in Bulgaria. A total of 10 people were transferred to the hospital, including eight Greeks and two Romanians. Ten people were slightly injured in the accident, Bulgarian news agency BTA reported. The …

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Toll hikes in Greece’s highways as of 1.1.2024

Higher toll fees at frontal and lateral toll stations, or major and auxiliary roads, increased on specific roads in Greece as of January 1, 2024, following earlier announcements by concessionaires. In relation to the Olympia Odos concession, the new fees implemented for vehicles affect the following highways: Patras-Athens, Antirrio-Ioannina, Corinth-Tripolis-Kalamata …

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