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Health experts warn of new mutations, up to 30K daily infections; updated COVID-MAP

While the debate on relaxation of protection measures has started, some epidemiologists in Greece do not seem to be particularly optimistic about the course of the pandemic for the next couple of weeks. Experts fear new mutations of the Covid-19 virus. At the same time, some warn of even 30,000 …

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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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Pandemic & Mental Health: 21% of Greeks doesn’t leave home for fun or socializing

Pandemic and mental health – 21% of Greeks do not leave home at all for fun or socializing, a new nationwide survey has found. The mental health and sociability of Greeks is burdened by the pandemic, according to a new nationwide survey by Focus Bari and YouGov. Two years after …

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Additional “restrictive measures” after Christmas holidays, says Greek Health Minister

Health Minister Thanos Plevris saod on Wednesday that the government is considering a new “framework of restrictive measures” against Covid-19 after the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Speaking at the Plenary of the Parliament Plevris stressed that the Epidemiologists’ Committee that is meeting today will make its recommendations and the …

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Tsipras reiterates call on early elections over ND’s pandemic handling, price hikes

Leader of main opposition left-wing SYRIZA, Alexis Tsipras, reiterated his call on early elections on Monday arguing that the conservative New Democracy government has failed to handle the coronavirus pandemic and to  the price hikes Speaking at a conference on digitalization on Monday, Tsipras said that public trust in the …

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Report: Democracy backsliding across the world amid pandemic

Democracy is deteriorating across the world, with countries notably taking undemocratic and unnecessary actions to contain the coronavirus pandemic, an intergovernmental body said in its new report Monday. “Many democratic governments are backsliding,” the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, or International IDEA, said. The 34-nation organization added that …

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PM Mitsotakis to address the nation on pandemic, measures to curb the 4th wave

Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will address the nation on the course of the pandemic and ahead of the holiday season. The televised  message is scheduled on Thursday, Novembe 18, 2021. Citing sources, media report that the Prime Minister will stress the importance of curbing the virus’ spread ahead of …

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