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Family tragedy in Andravida: Father, mother, two babies found killed

A tragedy took place in north-western Peloponnese, where a man, his wife and two underage children were brutally killed on Wednesday evening. One 10-year-old child, a boy, from the mother’s previous marriage survived the carnage because he was not at home when the tragedy took place in the family’s home …

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No need for booster shot for under 18 unless immune-compromized

Young people under 18 years of age do not have to get a booster shot, unless they suffer from reduced immunity due to  medication or some illness, National Vaccination Committee chair Maria Theodoridou said on Monday. During a regular briefing, Theodoridou also said that children and teenagers who have contracted …

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Over 15 people die in Greece Dec 12-26 due to cheap heating devices

Death by heating: Sunday morning thick, black smoke comes out of a two-storey house in Metaxourgeio district of downtown Athens. Parents and children run in panic to escape the flames, neighbors and passersby rush to help until the fire brigades arrive. Hand in hand they take the children out of …

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Two children die, toddler seriously injured in house fire in Kamatero, NW Athens

Τwo children died and a toddler was seriously injured in a house fire in Kamatero suburb of North-West Athens on Tuesday morning. The bodies of two boys aged 12 and 13 were found in the bedroom by fire fighters called to the scene by neighbors. The 2-year-old child was carried …

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Thirteen children and infants are treated for Covid-19 in Athens hospitals

A total of thirteen are the children and infants are treated with coronavirus in the Children’s Hospitals “Aglaia Kyriakou” and “Agia Sofia” in Athens. The case of an intubated  12-year-old boy is causing concern. At the same time, the admission of newborns to the Neonatal Intensive Care Units of the …

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Young passengers on domestic flights to Greek islands with self-test only, says CAA

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced that young passengers aged 12-17 who travel to Greek islands from mainland airports on domestic flights can board by providing a negative self-test conducted within 24 hours before travel. The age group 12-17 is determined for  those born before 1. July 2009. Children below …

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Greece records 1,465 new coronavirus cases; 5 deaths; geographic distribution

Greece’s health authorities announced on Sunday 1,465 new coronavirus cases and 5 deaths in the past 24 hours. The number of intubated in hospitals ICUs stands at 142. The first case of Delta variant has been detected in a woman in Xanthi, north-eastern Greece. The woman had reportedly return from …

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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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