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Public health inspectors refute Gov’t claim “no Covid-19 transmission in public transport means”

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis reiterated claim that the Public Tranport was not a source of Covid-19 transmission. It was a scientific unfounded claim to justify that the government did nothing to fix the problem of overcrowded public transport means especially in Athens and other big cities during the peak …

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Greece’s youth can’t wait for official reopening of bars on May 25

Hundreds of young people flooded the streets of iconic Psyrri area in the historical center of Athens outside bars selling take away drinks in plastic cups.  They enjoyed a late spring Saturday night without masks or gloves and fairly ignored the safety distance of 1.5-2 meters as recommended by health …

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Greeks flood the beaches amid heat wave and pandemic

Crowds of people flooded the beaches in Athens, Thessaloniki and other major urban centers as a heat wave is hitting the country with up to 40 degrees Celsius, and organized beaches were allowed to open again earlier than planned due to the soaring temperatures. Strict social distancing rules are supposed …

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Crowding overshadows inauguration of Omonia fountain, Athens mayor under fire

Dozens of Greeks gathered at Omonia Square on Thursday night to attend the inauguration of the new fountain at the Omonia Square by Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyiannis. The fountain was illuminated and the water spurted up to 20 meters high. It was the right place but the wrong time. The …

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Greeks celebrate lockdown easing with open parties and take-away drinks

It is difficult to tame Greeks, especially the younger generations. The lockdown has been gradually lifted on Monday, however, restrictions such as gatherings and crowding and parties remain and bars are closed. Closed? On the first night of the lockdown easing, sneaky businessmen and eager customers found ways to come …

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Lockdown-fatigue: Greeks flock to promenades, queue outside public offices

Hundreds of residents of Thessaloniki flocked to Nea Paralia early Monday evening just minutes after the promenade was opened again to public, following two weeks of restrictive access. Young and old, on foot or on bicycle, crowded along the seaside and enjoyed the warm weather and the sundown. Police was controlling …

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Truck concert, crowding outside PM’s residence angers Greeks amid lockdown

A concert on a truck initiated by the Mayor of Athens and the crowding outside the Prime Minister’s residence amid lockdown have angered Greeks who have been complying with the anti-coronavirus measures for over a month. Singer Alkistis Protopsalti and some musicians on the back of a truck toured the …

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