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Coronavirus outbreak in children summer camps in Chania and Halkidiki

Coronavirus outbreak with dozens of infected children in Chania and Halkidiki have set Greek health authorities on alert on Friday. Affected are two children summer camps in Chania, western Crete, and Halkidiki, Central Macedonia. The camp in Chania was shut down after over 30 children aged  were tested positive for …

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Children’s vaccination not mandatory, but will require parental consent

Inoculating children aged 12-15 against Covid-19 is still under consideration by the National Vaccinations Committee, its head professor Maria Theodoridou said on Monday. The committee’s final decision could concern high-risk children as opposed to all of them, she elaborated. Although not mandatory, vaccination will require parental consent, she added. Citing …

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Greece introduces foster care benefits with the aim to de-institutionalize children

Greece’s Labor Ministry introduces benefits to the country’s foster care system with the aim to de-institutionalize children living in care facilities. The Ministry will grant benefits between 325 and 1,200 euros per month as of June 2021. The new benefits are described by the ministry as a way to “get …

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Prosecutor probes sexual abuse of minors in Athens Children Hospital

A prosecutor in Athens has ordered preliminary investigation into cases of sexual abuse of minors at the Children Hospital “Agia Sophia”. Accused is a paramedic who allegedly abused two children aged 6 and 8 years old. On both cases the man was allegedly caught in flagranti by doctors and other …

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Greece’s Justice Ministry submits draft bill on equal custody of children

The Greek Justice Ministry has submitted a draft bill introducing equal custody of children in cases of divorce. The bill aims to put an end to fights over custody and to focus on the children, whose interests lie at the heart of the bill, the minister stressed. The bill’s provisions …

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Greece launches National Register for children and teens with cancer

Greece has launched a National Register for children and teenagers with cancer ailments. The registration of patients is mandatory and is done by the doctor presiding over the case, via the e-prescription system. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Monday met two children that have recovered from cancer, Nefeli and Philippos, …

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Online Christmas Deco workshops for children by Hellenic American Union

The Hellenic American Union and the Museum of Greek Children’s Art are joining forces to hold two online hands-on creative workshops this coming weekend, inviting primary school children to make Christmas tree decorations and cards for friends and family. Markers, crayons, colorful papers, gold dust and ribbons are only some …

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Children raise banner for mom hospitalized with Covid-19

The children of a woman in hospital isolation raised a banner to express their love and give her strennght. Giorgos, Despina and Evgenis are not allowed to visit their mother in AXEPA hospital in Thessaloniki. The woman is hospitalized after she was infected with Covid-19. However, they wanted to express …

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2 high-school children killed, a third seriously injured in Samos earthquake

Two high-school children, a boy and a girl, both 17 years old, were killed during the earthquake that hit the island of Samos short before 2 o’ clock Friday noon. A third student, a 14-year-old boy is currently airlifted to a hospital in Athens. Firefighters and rescuers recovered the two …

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Ten EU countries agree to take 400 unaccompanied minors from Moria

Ten EU member states have agreed to take the 400 unaccompanied minors form the burned down camp in Moria. Germany and France will take the majority of them, each 100-150, German state broadcaster reported on Friday. The countries that will take the refugee children are: Germany, France, Finland, Luxembourg, Slovenia, …

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Civil Protection: Number of infections in first August week led to additional measures

In his weekly briefing on the course of the pandemic in Greece, Head of Civil Protection and Deputy Minister for Crises Management Nikos Hardalias stated that there have been 961 confirmed coronavirus cases last week and that this “fact that led to the government’s decision to impose additional measures in …

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