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Burning papers for heating: Thessaloniki home on fire; 3 elderly die in Larissa and Crete

An elderly man in Thessaloniki saw his home being destroyed by a fire in the early morning hours of Thursday. The man, who could not afford heating, was burning papers to warm his hands in the cold March night. Speaking to media after the disaster, the tenant of an apartment …

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“We, the people, are flies, have no worth,” says my elderly Ukrainian neighbor in Athens

“We are flies, have no worth, the powerful don’t care about us, the people,” says my neighbor Eva, an economic migrant from Ukraine. She has been weeping since Russia launched the military operations on Thursday morning, she is devastated about her family back home, her relatives and friends, the future …

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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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Outbreak in Volos nursing home, infected vaccinated elderly and personnel

A coronavirus outbreak with 8 infections in a nursing home in Volos has set health authorities on alert. Tested positive to Covid-19 are reportedly four elderly and four members of personnel. According to local media, the four elderly were all fully vaccinated against Covid-19 since a couple of months. Of …

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Elderly man stabbed and robbed after complaining for “corona-party”

An elderly man was stabbed and robbed after he complained to a group of youngsters about a so-called corona-party that was taking place in a popular square in Nea Smyrni suburb of south Athens. The 60-year-old victim was transported to the hospital where he received first aid. The incident took …

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The Nursing Home of Horror: Prosecutor investigates death of 68 elderly in Chania

Appalling conditions in a nursing home in Chania may have lead to the deaths of 68 to 72 elderly. Excessive use of sedatives and ill-treatment nearing torture. Elderly left to starve, tied in their beds, often beaten by personnel. Filth and negligence and accommodation in the basement for those paying …

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Covid-19 outbreak in Athens nursing home sends 18 elderly to hospitals

32 elderly in a nursing home in Athens have been tested positive to Covid-19 and 18 of them have been already transferred to reference hospitals in the Greek capital since Sunday. The cases are among elderly residents and workers in the nursing home in Peristeri suburb of western Athens. The …

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Outbreak in nursing homes: Dozens of elderly and staff positive to Covid-19

Alarm sounded in a nursing home in Marousi suburb, northern Athens, on Monday morning when dozens of elderly residents and staff were tested positive to Covid-19. Both residents and staff had received vaccination some ten days ago. Already 12 elderly have been transferred to hospitals due to the seriousness of …

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Two juveniles arrested for violent death of elderly during robbery

Police in Thessaloniki has arrested two juveniles for the violent death of a 87-year-old man during a robbery. The 14-year-old boy and his 12-year-old sister broke in the man’s house on December 2. They were taken into custody on Friday, Dec 18, after they were reportedly identified from CCTV footage …

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Over 40 elderly tested positive after outbreak in Athens nursing home

At least 40 people, elderly and personnel, have been tested positive to Covid-19 at a care home in downtown Athens in the last few hours setting health authorities on alert and enforcing a 10-day lockdown of the facility. Ambulances were seen on Thursday morning transferring elderly to various coronavirus designated …

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18 elderly, 1 worker in care facility in Athens tested positive to COVID-19

Eighteen elderly and one employee in a care home in Athens have been tested positive in Covid-19 and a big operation is underway to transfer the infected seniors to hospitals. The news was reported by the Civil Protection and the National Public Health Organization (EODY) reported on Wednesday evening. Eight …

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