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Two cases of “stealth” Omicron subvariant BA.2 detected in Greece

Two cases of the Omicron subvariant BA.2 were detected among flight passengers arriving from abroad at the international airport Eleftherios Venizelos in Athens, media report on Friday. The two cases were reportedly detected on January 13, 2022. Samples of the suspicious cases were sent to the Institute of Biological Research …

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“Omicron” strikes Greek Police: Over 2,000 officers infected

The Omicron variant of Covid-19 has reportedly stroke also the Greek Police with over 2,000 officers to have fallen ill and tested positive in recent days. The majority of active cases are in the Headquarters in Athens. 200 police officers declared that they were sick with Covid-19 in just six …

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Health Minister: Infections over 15,000 today, more Covid-measures possible before New Year

Greece’s Health Minister Thanos Plevris warned on Tuesday morning that the number of new coronavirus infections will be “over 15,000 today,” a day after infections broke an all times record with 9.284 cases on Monday. The minister revealed that the epidemiologists’ committee will meet tomorrow Wednesday to decided whether the …

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Greece to announce more measures against Covid-19 on Monday

Health Minister Thanos Plevris is expected to announce new, additional measures to contain the spread of the Omicron variant on Monday afternoon at 5 o’ clock. Speaking to broadcaster ANT1 on Monday morning, Plevris had left open the date for the implementation of the additional measures. He added, however, that …

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Greece: 6,667 coronavirus cases; Omicron rise to 33; 71 deaths

Greece΄s health authorities announced on Thursday 6,667 coronavirus cases and 71 Covid related deaths in past 24 hours. The number of intubated Covid-patients in hospitals decreased to 655. The government has announced a series of measures against Covid-19. These include masks in- and outdoors, double masks or KN95 in certain …

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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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Omicron cases in Greece rise to 26; dozens more under investigation

Confirmed cases of the Omicron variant in Greece have reached 26, health authorities announced on Monday morning. The majority of them are not related to travel. Dozens of suspected cases under examination. The confirmed cases of the Omicron variant have reached 26 on Monday from 17 last Thursday. President of …

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Greece: 4,696 coronavirus cases, 14 Omicron; 96 deaths; distribution

Greece΄s health authorities announced on Thursday 4696 coronavirus cases and 96 Covid related deaths in past 24 hours. The number of intubated Covid-patients in hospitals has increased again to 692. At the weekly Live Briefing on Thursday health experts expressed concern on the ongoing spread of the coronavirus in the …

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10 Omicron cases confirmed in Greece; another 9 are being analyzed

Greece has confirmed a total of ten cases with the Omicron variant in the country on Wednesday, while there are another nine suspected cases under laboratory examination. Two Omicron infections detected in Attica and three in the southern Peloponnese have been added to the list of cases, which is expected …

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Omicron set to be Europe’s dominant variant by early 2022, says ECDC

There is a “very high” risk the Omicron variant of Covid-19 will become dominant in Europe by early next year and lead to a growing number of hospital admissions and deaths, the European Union’s public health body said on Wednesday. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said …

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