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Greece proposes to UK mutual lifting of quarantine

Greece’s Tourism Minister, Haris Theoharis, has proposed that Greece and the U.K. mutually lift the quarantine for travelers between the two countries. The UK should exempt Greeks from the planned quarantine measures for foreign nationals entering the country and in return Greece will not impose the 14-day quarantine on Brits …

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Greeks more concerned with economic impact than the coronavirus itself

The effects of the severe economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic are a cause of concern for Greeks much higher than the virus itself. According to a public opinion survey conducted by PULSE on behalf of Skai TV, 63% of respondents said that they are very worried about the …

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“Shall I go out and get the virus?” Some Greeks uneasy about lockdown lifting (POLL)

“We can’t stay in lockdown forever,” Professor for Infectious Diseases and spokesman of National Health Organization Sotiris Tsiodras said on Saturday, as Greece is preparing for the gradually lifting of coronavirus -related measures on May 4. However, some Greeks feel uneasy about the end of restrictions.  Tsiodras efended the government …

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Hairy priorities: Greeks book at hairdressers’ long before lockdown lifted

Hairdressers’ phone lines are on fire with Greeks eagerly waiting for the re-opening of the parlors next week. “We open on May 5 and we are fully booked for the first two weeks,” my hairdresser told me on Saturday. Hair cut and coloring are top on the clients’ requests, women …

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Top epidemiologist tells Greeks they need to go on diet during lockdown

Professor of Infectious Diseases and spokesman of the National Health Organization Sotiris Tsiodras advised Greeks on Easter Monday to follow a healthy diet now that they are in home isolation due to pandemic. A variety of vegetables and fruits, lean meat, seafood and fish are some of the dietary options …

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Greece closes border to non-EU citizens. For Greeks, EU-citizens, travelers from UK…

Greece closes its borders to non-EU citizens as of 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, head of Civil Protection and Deputy Minister for Crisis Management Nikos Hardalias announced on Tuesday afternoon. For Greeks, EU-citizens and especially those coming from UK, 14-day quarantine is highly recommended. The measures aims to …

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Greeks clap in gratitude to doctors and nurses against the coronavirus

Following the example of Spain, Greeks came out in their balconies at 9:00 p.m. Sunday and clapped in gratitude to doctors and nurses fighting the coronavirus in the country’s hospitals. The call to action was supported by the wife of the Prime Minister, something that sparked also anger especial among …

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Greeks rush to support with donations security forces deployed at Evros

Residents in north-eastern Greece are getting together tons of food and water to show their solidarity with the Greek Armed and Security forces deployed at the border with Turkey to prevent thousands of migrants crossing into Greece. The Evros Health Stores Association distributed water, food, snacks and energy drinks to …

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Two Greeks in quarantine after repatriated from “Diamond Princess”

Two Greek nationals, passengers on cruise ship “Diamond Princess,” were repatriated on Saturday morning and transferred to a hospital in Athens where they will remain in preventive quarantine for 14 days. The two Greeks were ‘trapped’ in the cruise ship since early February. The ship initially carried 3,700 passengers and crew …

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COVID-19: “Two Greeks on board of Diamond Princess to be repatriated,” says Health Minister

Health Minister Vassilis Kikkilias announced the repatriation of two Greeks on board of the cruise ship Diamond Princess, currently in quarantine in Yokohama, Japan. 355 passengers and crew have been infected with the new coronavirus COVID-19. “In cooperation with the Foreign Ministry and all relevant agencies, we are already coordinating …

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Police arrests Greek extremists acting like “raid battalion” in Moria village (UPD)

Police on the island of Lesvos has arrested seven Greek extremists who were conducting street and house to Greeks and foreign nationals in the village of Moria. All members of the so-called “control squad” or “raid battalion” were wearing helmets and holding bats when they arrested on Thursday night. All …

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10% holds 42% of Greece’s net wealth, 55.4% of Greeks “financial vulnerable”

The richest among the Greeks own 42% of the net wealth a survey on inequality and opportunity has shown. Conducted by the Greek Federation of Enterprises (SEV), the survey shows that over half of the population is “financially vulnerable.”. The survey points at the phenomenon of “selective mating” that consists …

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2,000-euro birth allowance for Greek families and Non-EU nationals

With overwhelming majority the Greek Parliament approved the draft law awarding a one-off benefit of 2,000 euros for every child born in Greece as of January 1, 2020. The allowance will be paid in two equal installments of 1,000 euros in the first and sixth month after the birth. Eligible …

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Majority of Greeks see “high risk of hot incident” with Turkey

Tensions in the Greek-Turkish relations preoccupy not only the politicians and the media, but also the Greek society. More than half of the Greeks consider as “high” the risk of a “hot incident” with Turkey,, a public opinion poll has shown. A poll conducted by MRB on behalf of Stat …

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