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No lockdown-type restrictions again, says Greece’s Health Minister

Greece will not experience lockdown-type restrictions of movement and activities again and the government does not intend to impose restrictive measures in the autumn and in winter, Health Minister Thanos Plevris said on Tuesday. “We believe that it will not be necessary to impose measures and, in the case it …

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Cannabis use in Athens “among highest in Europe”; pandemic increased use of antidepressants, cocaine

Cannabis use in Attica is among the highest in Europe and Athens ranks fifth or sixth in Europe, said professor of analytical chemistry at the University of Athens, Nikos Thomaidis. Increase is also the us of antidepressants, anti=psychotic drugs and of cocaine, especially in the winter months during the pandemic …

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No lockdown for economy and society, says Greek PM as infections on the rise

Given that the vaccine is available, Greece’s economy and society will not be shut down again, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis underlined on Wednesday. Vaccinated citizens will not lose the rights they gained by following the advice of the scientists and the state, he added. Mitsotakis clarified that the unvaccinated  citizens …

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Mini Lockdown in 3 more regions, extension in 5 others (COVID-MAP)

Greece’s Civil Protection place three more regional units in northern Greece in “increased epidemic surveillance” on Thursday and imposed a mini lockdown. At the extended the restrictions in another five regions in Macedonia and Peloponnese. The regional units of Kastoria, Xanthi and Drama are placed in mini lockdown in effect …

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Mini lockdown in 4 regions as Greece lifts restrictions in others (Covid-Map UPD)

Greece’s Civil Protection imposed a mini lockdown to the regional units of Kavala, Imathia, Pieria and Pella in northern Greece with the aim to contain the spread of the coronavirus. At the same time, they extended the restrictions in the regional units of Evrytania in Epirus and Argolida in eastern …

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Civil Protection extends “mini lockdown” in Chania and Zakynthos

Greece’s Civil Protection extended on Thursday the “mini lockdown” imposed on the island of Zakynthos and the Regional Unit of Chania, Crete, a week ago. The extension of the restrictions such as night curfew and music ban follows a recommendation by the Committee of Infectious Diseases and the Protection of …

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Greece rules out nationwide lockdown despite surge in Covid-19 infections

Government spokeswoman Aristotelia Peloni ruled out the possibility of a nationwide lockdown despite a surge in Covid-19 infections. “We hope to have reached a 70-percent level of immunity by the end of the summer,” Peloni told Skai FM on Wednesday morning. She added that the sharp increase in Covid-19 infections …

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Easing of more lockdown restrictions possible at the end of next week

Greece plans the easing of more lockdown restrictions but apparently the epidemiologists’ committee has not decided yet to give the green light for the lifting of the night curfew, the ban of music and to increase the number of people in events like weddings. “I believe that by the end …

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Greece declares “war” to organized crime, gov’t sees “rise” in lockdown lifting

Citizen Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis said on Tuesday that he is declaring war to organized crime after a series of shootings on open street and in the middle of the day, where two people were gunned down. At a meeting with Hellenic Police officials discussion were focused on improving the …

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Civil Protection lifts lockdown restrictions for the island of Kalymnos

The Greek Civil Protection said on Saturday that the special restrictions status for the island of Kalymnos will be lifted at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, May 24, 2021. The special restrictions were imposed on May 5 due to an outbreak on the island in the eastern Aegean Sea, the second …

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Lockdown on Kalymnos island extended for one more week

Greek authorities extended the tough restriction measures for the island of Kalymnos for one more week as the epidemiological load remains high. In a statement issued on Saturday night, the Civil Protection said that the tough restrictions are extended until 6:00 a.m. on May 25, 2021, for reasons of public …

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Greece’s countdown for lifting major lockdown restrictions from May 14

Greece is preparing to lift several lockdown restrictions including the sending of sms to leave home, limited time for shopping, inter-regional travel and curfew. The country’s epidemiologists’ committee is meeting today, Tuesday, evaluating the epidemiological data. Their recommendations are to be taken into account by the government that takes the …

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