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Greece’s regions and islands with highest coronavirus positivity rate

Greece’s health authorities are concerned about the transmission rate of the coronavirus and the viral load per region. According to data released by the National Health Organization EODY on Wednesday, the positivity rates are high especially on the islands. According to EODY date based on measurements in the week 9-15 …

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Number of migrants on Lesvos drops under 5,000 for the first time since 2016

The number of refugees and migrants on the island of Lesvos has dropped below 5,000 for the first time in 2016, the Migration Ministry said on Tuesday. In the figures released, the ministry said there are 4,994 people on the North Aegean island that bore the brunt of migration flows. …

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Incentives to doctors to serve on the islands or remote mainland, says Health Minister

Greece’s Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias announced on Friday an incentives program to encourage National Health System doctors to serve on the Greek islands and remote areas on the mainland. The incentives program will include financial, tax and educational incentives for the doctors’ families if they serve in the specific areas, …

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Authorities extend hard lockdown in Athens/Attica, place more regions in stricter measures

Greece’s Civil Protection extended the hard lockdown in Athens and Attica for one more week, until March 8, 2021, as daily number of new infections remained high and intensive care units treating patients with Covid-19 were close to capacity. At the same time, authorities extended hard lockdown in several regional …

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Louvre returns to Thassos three marble reliefs casts from the Passage of Theories

The casts of three antique marbles reliefs returned to the archeological museum of Thassos a few days ago. They were displayed at the Louvre Museum in Paris since they were found during excavations in the so-called Passage of Theories in the second half of 19th century. Director of the Ephorate …

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Greece to lower ENFIA tax, set property prices in coastal areas on islands

The Greek government is committed to lower the ENFIA special property tax by 8 percent, Finance Minister Christos Staikouras said on Tuesday. At the same time he announced the setting of property prices in “high-value regions, mostly coast areas on Greek islands.” Speaking to “Parapolitika” FM, Staikouras gave assurances that …

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First “horizontal” mass vaccination of small islands population started in Kastellorizo

Covid-19 vaccination of inhabitants on the small islands of the South Aegean started from Kastellorizo on Wednesday morning. It is the first nationwide “horizontal” mass vaccination of the entire population of the island, regardless of age and professional category. Teams from the General Hospital of Rhodes arrived on the island …

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Civil Protection warns of extreme weather esp. Greek islands, urges people to stay indoors

Greece’s Civil Protection issued a warning of extreme weather phenomena and urgently advised citizens in affected areas to be especially cautious and avoid going outdoors when the phenomena are intense. Following an emergency meeting on Sunday, Secretary-General for Civil Defence, Vassilis Papageorgiou strongly urged those resident in areas affected by …

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Lower VAT for 5 islands dealing with migration extended until June 2021

A special lower Value Added Tax (VAT) rate for the five islands coping with the migration crisis has been extended until June 2021, the government announced on Friday. The lower VAT is for the islands of Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Leros and Kos. The extension is based the relevant Joint Ministerial …

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