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Thousands of Covid-tests, masks with tampered expiration dates; two arrests

Greek police arrested two foreign nationals who were illegally storing and trafficking in the market expired medical masks and Covid-19 self-tests after tampering the expiration dates. The arrested were planning to market millions of masks and self-tests, which, according to health authorities were dangerous to public health. The total benefit …

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Greece’s Infections Committee recommends the Masks return

Greece’s National Committee for Infections decided on Thursday to recommend the use of masks in closed spaces, hospitals and health facilities as well as in public transport means after the constant increase of hospitalizations due to Covid-19  and the low rate of updated vaccination. Over 1,600 people are currently hospitalized …

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Greece abolishes mandatory Covid-masks in hospitals; Exceptions

Greece abolishes the mandatory use of masks against Covid-19 by personnel in hospitals and health structures. There are exceptions, though, for personnel dealing with high risk groups of patients. The Health Ministry decision published on the official gazette on Monday, July 23, 2023. A new lifting of measures against the …

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Greece ends use of masks in public transport-Exceptions, tests

Greece’s Health Ministry ends the compulsory use of face masks against Covid-19 on public transport means that was obligatory since April 2020. The measure goes into effect on Monday, March 27, 2023. Note that many passengers stopped wearing the obligatory masks in public transport since the government relaxed general protection …

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Greece Civil Aviation: “Mask recommendation” for flight passengers

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority CAA issued a statement saying that the use of mask in air travel is “optional” and not “mandatory” from 1. June 2022. CAA Announcement The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announces to the passenger public that, as of today, Wednesday, June 1, 2022, the health restriction Covid-19, …

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Greece’s experts postpone decision for masks outdoors

The Epidemiologists’ Committee advising the Greek government on pandemic measures decided on Wednesday to keep the mandatory use of masks outdoors in force. The issue is most likely to be discussed at the committee meeting next week, media report. All media in the country had reported earlier today that the …

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Greece’s experts examine lifting the mandatory use of masks outdoors

Greece’s epidemiologists’ committee is meeting on Wednesday to examine the possibility of further lifting of Covid-restrictions with the mandatory use of masks outdoors expected to be on the focus of the discussion. The epidemiologists who advise the Health Ministry will reportedly consider whether to lift the mandatory use of masks …

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Greece Covid-measures: Masks in- and outdoors, festive events canceled, tests for travelers

The Greek government adopted the recommendations of the Epidemiologists Committee and announced on Thursday morning a series of additional protective measures against the pandemic. The measures valid across Greece include the mandatory use of mask in- and outdoors, double or KN95 masks in supermarkets and public transport and additional Covid-test …

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Greece reduces safety distance in indoor and outdoor spaces

Greece eased safety measures against the spread of the coronavirus and with a ministerial decision reduced the safety distance to 1.5 meters from 2. This and some other relaxation measures go into effected from Monday morning, October 25, 2021. According to the decision published in the Government Gazette, all private …

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