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Civil Protection places Lesvos in tougher lockdown restrictions

Greece’s Civil Protection announced on Tuesday evening stricter lockdown measures for the island of Lesvos due to a high epidemiological load and the rapid increase in epidemiological indicators of the last seven days.  The measures are taken for  urgent reasons of addressing a serious risk to public health and in …

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SMS Codes during lockdown and curfew in Greece: A reminder

A reminder of the SMS codes during lockdown and night curfew in Greece due to the pandemic. It is recalled that next to SMS to 13033, citizens can also have either a printed form or a handwritten. Note that this sms codes system works only with Greek mobile operators. SMS …

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Greece extends lockdown for one more week until Jan 18

Head of Civil Protection and deputy Minister Nikos Hardalias announced on Friday the extension of the existing lockdown for one more week. The lockdown restrictions that were supposed to end on January 11 will be in force until 6:00 a.m. Monday, January 18, 2021, he said. In contrast to initial …

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Click Away service back in operation on Jan 11, says Commerce Secretary

The Secretary General of Commerce and Consumer Protection, Panagiotis Stampoulidis, said on Tuesday, that the Click Away service will be back in operation on Monday, January 11. Speaking to Mega TV, Stamboulidis said that the click away has been suspended for a week in order to create a safe environment …

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Sudden shops closure is “negative development,” says Piraeus Chamber of Commerce

President of Piraeus Chamber of Commerce & Industry (EVEP) Vassilis Korkidis described the sudden government decision to shut down businesses as of Sunday as a “negative development.” Commenting on the intensified restriction and shops closures announced on Saturday, Korkidis reportedly pointed out at the upcoming winter sales season. “If these …

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Opposition parties slam Greek Gov’t for “imposing restrictions without plan”

One after the other, Greece’s opposition parties slammed the government on Saturday after it announced stricter lockdown measures again, following a relative relaxation it had permitted over Christmas and New Year. “Restrictive measures imposed without a plan and without financially supporting the society are doomed to fail,” said main opposition …

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Greece tightens again lockdown restrictions from Jan 3

Greece tightens lockdown restrictions again after a soft and brief relaxation of several measures over the Christmas holidays. Government spokesman Stelios Petsas announced the tightening on Saturday morning saying that the measure aims to facilitate the reopening of schools on January 11. Among others, the night curfew is extended, and …

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Kalymnos island placed in stricter lockdown due to coronavirus outbreak

Greece’s Civil Protection announced on Wednesday evening that a stricter lockdown is imposed on the island of Kalymnos in the Dodecanese in the south-eastern Aegean Sea. The decision has been taken following evaluation of the epidemiological load data, the age stratification of the inhabitants of the island, the results of …

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Tougher lockdown restrictions for Kozani region, NW Greece

Greece’s authorities placed the regional unit of Kozani, in north-western Greece, in tougher lockdown restrictions for one week due to high epidemiological load, head of Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias announced on Friday evening. The tougher lockdown starts at 06:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 19, 2020, and is in force for …

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Greece imposes tough lockdown in West Attica as of Dec 18

The Greek government announced additional lockdown measures are three municipalities in western Attica on Thursday evening due to the increased epidemiological load. Among the measures is also the extension of night curfew that will start already a 6:00 p.m. In an extraordinary live on TV, the head of Civil Protection …

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Courier delays give consumers the right to claim compensation

Courier delays give citizens the right to receive compensation, the General Secretary of the Center for Consumer Protection (KEPKA), Evangelia Kekeleki said on Wednesday. The issue arose after courier deliveries are being conducted with very long delays following the second lockdown in Greece since November 7 and the Christmas season. …

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