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Greece mobilizes private hospitals as Covid-admissions in Athens spike

Two private clinics in Athens are being mobilized to treat Covid-19 patients as public hospitals in the Greek capital struggle with increased admissions and intubations. Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias announced on Tuesday that the Athens Medical group’s unit in Peristeri and the private Leto maternity clinic will be will be …

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Unbelievable conditions in Athens hospitals following Covid-redesign

The dramatic situation that prevails in the hospitals of the Greek capital is reflected in a letter by the director in Internal Medicine at “Agia Olga” hospital in Nea Ionia suburb of western Athens. In his letter to the hospital management and colleagues where he announced his resignation, Dr Ioannis …

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Εxhibition in National Garden marks anniversary of Greek Revolution of 1821

An outdoor exhibition on the 200 years since the Greek Revolution of 1821 is being displayed in the National Garden in the center of Athens, next to the Parliament. The exhibition gas been organized by the National Historical Museum, the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation and the Municipality of Athens. The exhibition, …

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Athenians enjoy the rare snow blanket in the Greek capital

Snow is the number one topic on Greek social media on Tuesday with thousands of Athenians posting pictures and footage of the white winter wonderland. they went out with their kids and dogs, played snowball-war and formed snowmen. People posted pictures of their dogs enjoying snow #white stuff good#Athens#χιονι pic.twitter.com/wqwYbmzKkU …

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Snowfall in Athens disrupts public transport, leave thousands without power, halts vaccinations

Thousands of households in dozens of suburbs in Athens are without electricity for over 14 hours, some even without water. Public transport in Greek capital collapsed due to snowfall that is claimed to be the “heaviest in the last 15 years.” Covid-19 vaccinations have been suspended. Supermarkets will close at …

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Snow front Medea closes national highway, causes extensive power outages

Snow and freezing temperatures also in capital Athens have paralyzed the Greek south mainland after police ordered the closure of the south part of the national highway connecting the Greek capital with the north of the country. Police closed the national network from the Kalyftaki junction in Kato Kifissia, subrub …

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Two mega vaccination centers open in Athens & Thessaloniki on Feb 15

Two mega vaccination centers are scheduled on open their gates in Athens and Thessaloniki on Monday, February 15, 2021. The centers aim to ramp up the number of daily inoculations. The vaccination center in Maroussi suburb of northern Athens is housed in the Helexpo exhibition hall. It will operate from …

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Police investigates “mysterious disappearance” of Pfizer vial from vaccination center in West Athens

Greek Police is investing the mysterious “disappearance”  of a Pfizer vaccine vial from a vaccination center in the suburb of Peristeri, West Athens, on Wednesday afternoon. A nurse who spoke to the police on Wednesday said that she took out a vial from the freezer to administer a dose and …

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Power restored after fire in PPC station causes extensive blackout in Greece

A fire at a high-voltage power station in western Attica late on Sunday night caused an extensive blackout in several regions of south mainland and Peloponnese, including Greek capital Athens. Nobody was injured or harmed from the blaze. The fire broke out at 11 p.m. n the High Voltage Center …

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Greece bans take-away in Attica, Thessaloniki, Halkidiki over weekends

Without any previous warning, Development Minister Adonis Georgiadis, announced on Saturday morning that the take-away service is forbidden in the regional units of Athens, Thessaloniki and Halkidiki over the weekends. Apart from being another tripping up for the food sector, the ban came out of the blue, was not included …

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