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“Lockdown in Attica” if restrictions don’t flatten the curve, signal Greek officials

Greek officials reiterated in the past hours the possibility of a lockdown should the latest measures do not decrease coronavirus infections and continue to put the health system under pressure, especially in Attica. Epidemiologists reportedly awaiting for the latest restrictions in force September 21 – October 4 to flatten the …

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List of new stricter anti-coronavirus measures in Athens and Attica

Greece’s authorities announced a package of stricter measures for Athens and the broader region of Attica in order to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The measures come two days after another series of restrictions were imposed. The additional measures include stricter crowd control, return to work from home for …

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Police operation to move thousands of refugees to new Kara Tepe camp

Police operation to move thousands of homeless refugees on the island of Lesvos to the new provisional tents camp in the military firing range of Kara Tepe is unfolding smoothly, local media report on Thursday. The operation started at 8 o’ clock in the morning with police officers urging refugees …

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6 foreign nationals arrested for Moria fires; Video helped identify one

Six foreign nationals have been arrested as suspects for the fires that destroyed the refugees camp in Moria a week ago.  Five were first arrested and the last member of the group, who was at large, was arrested on Tuesday evening. Short after the six arrests, a video allegedly shot …

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Meet Katherine, the first free Greek migrant to Australia

Katherine Crummer (nee Katerina Georgia Plessos). Did you know that the first free Greek migrant to Australia was a woman? 185 years ago, at a time when few Greek women would venture so far outside the nascent Greek state, Katerina Georgia Plessos travelled across the globe, becoming Australia’s first Greek-born …

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Germany, Switzerland send humanitarian aid, Greece didn’t activate EU mechanism

Germany and Switzerland are sending humanitarian aid to homeless refugees on the island of Lesvos after the fire burned down the Moria camp that hosted over 12,000 people. Humanitarian aid weighing 1.2 tons is expected to arrive in Greece from Switzerland on Friday afternoon in order to be distributed to …

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Opposition parties: Greek gov’t has huge responsibility for the Moria fire

Greek opposition parties sharply criticized the New Democracy government saying that it has huge responsibilities for the situation in the hotspot of Moria and the fire that destroyed it. “Today’s tragedy in Moria demonstrates the criminal responsibilities of (Prime Minister Kyriakos) Mitsotakis and (Migration Policy and Asylum Minister Notis) Mitarakis,” …

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Coronavirus infections in Moria refugees camp rise to 17

health authorities have confirmed 17 coronavirus cases at the hotspot of Moria, Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarakis announced on Tuesday morning. In the last three days, teams from National Health Care Organization (EODY)have received samples from 2,000 refugees and asylum-seekers and so far the test results form 1,600 are …

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Moria camp placed under quarantine after first case of coronavirus

The refugees and migrants camp Moria on the island of Lesvos was place under quarantine on Wednesday after officials confirmed the first coronavirus case in the facility currently hosting 12,800 people. The patient is a 40-year old recognized refugee from Somalia who developed fever on Monday and was tested positive …

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Death toll in Greece reaches 271; Coronavirus infections in August 5,730

Three more patients infected with coronavirus died on Tuesday morning, raising the death toll in Greece to 271. The latest fatalities are two men, 79 and 80 years old, hospitalized in Thessaloniki. They were the 19th and the 20th victims from the nursing home in Asvestochori. The outbreak in the …

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