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Greece’s Pediatricians urge the return of face masks indoors

The Panhellenic Federation of Freelance Pediatricians proposes the return of the universal use of the protective face masks indoors, due to the concern that prevails with the development of the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Pediatricians, the estimates of the European Center for Infection Prevention (ECDC) on the spread of …

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EU authorities drop mandatory mask in airplanes and airports

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) issued an update on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, to the health safety measures for air travel, paving the way for a relaxation of the need to wear medical masks on board a flight, but …

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Greek police issues thousands of fines for violations of Lockdown

Greek Police has issued thousands of fines for violations of restrictions and of protective measures since the beginning of the lockdown on November 7. The fines amounted to almost 4 million euros until November 23. Fines of some 3 million euros were issued alone for violations of the use of …

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Santa candles get masked up in Greece in Covid-19 surge

A Greek candlemaker has come up with a novel way of highlighting the need to wear a mask to curb the spread of the new coronavirus; putting them on his Santa candles. Alexios Gerakis in the northern town of Thessaloniki has made decorative candles featuring Father Christmas, with a big …

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Athens Court sentences teacher for not wearing mask in classroom

The Three-Member Criminal Court in Athens sentenced to 12-month imprisonment a teacher for not wearing a mask in the classroom violating the state rules and setting students’ and colleagues’ lives at risk. The teacher at a vocational lyceum in Ilioupolis suburb of Athens was arrested on October 23 following complaints …

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