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Archbishop Ieronymos warns clergy: Comply with pandemic measures or go home

Greek Church leader Archbishop Ieronymos has warned clergy who disagrees with the pandemic measures should go home or to monastery. he stressed that above all is obedience to the Church and Holy Synod. Jerome to clergy: Whoever disagrees to go home, above all obedience to the Church The Archbishop of …

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Parade and celebrations for Thessaloniki patron to be held as usual

The parade on Oxi Day, October 28 in Thessaloniki and the celebrations for the patron of the city, Agios Dimitrios will ne held as usually, Interior Minister, Makis Voridis, told state broadcaster ERT on Monday. He added that the parade will take place in the presence of all citizens, not …

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Greece draft budget: Economy to recover all of its 2020 losses in 2022 Q4

The Greek economy is expected to recover all losses suffered in 2020 in the fourth quarter of 2022, with the country’s real GDP surpassing the 2019 level by 1.7 pct at the end of 2022, according to the provisions of the draft budget plan tabled in Parliament on Monday. More …

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Cancer neglected during pandemic, say Greek medical experts

Greek medical experts say the number of cancer screenings has plunged 90% during the pandemic, depriving many people of a timely diagnosis. The Covid-19 pandemic brought a dysfunction of the national health care system as public hospitals turned into single disease treatment facilities, thus creating a “hostage situation” for cancer …

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“Mykonos is the example how the Gov’t failed in pandemic management,” says Tsipras

Leader of main opposition party SYRIZA, Alexis Tsipras, accused the government for the mini lockdown on Mykonos saying that the island is the most characteristic example of the government’s total failure in dealing with the pandemic. Visiting the island’s health center and meeting with the mayor of Mykonos he noted …

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“‘If rate of vaccinated population reaches 80%, pandemic will be over,” says “health expert” aka DevMin

“If vaccinated citizens reach 80 percent of the population, the pandemic will be over,” heralded one of Greece’s “health experts”, the Development and Investments Minister Adonis Georgiadis. The minister, a graduate from Philosophy Department of the Athens universe and former telemarketer, has probably never heard of Covid-19 variants nor read …

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More activities will open if pandemic has a downward trend, says Greek Minister

If there is a sharp downward trend in the pandemic, the government will ask the epidemiologists’ committee to open up more activities, Development and Investment Minister Adonis Georgiadis said on Monday. Speaking to Skai TV, Georgiadis said that he would like to allow music in bars and restaurants restaurants as …

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Pandemic fatigue reflects in latest poll

The extent of pandemic fatigue among the general public was reflected in the most recent poll on Monday by Pulse on behalf of Skai TV which showed that more than a third of those surveyed called for an immediate easing of the restrictive measures. The poll conducted on March 26-28 …

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Greek Gov’t announces relief package for pandemic-hit businesses worth €2.5 billion

The Greek government announced a package of new economic support measures worth 2.5 billion euros. The new package will relief more than 500,000 businesses, freelancers and workers, the Prime Minister said. The government will allocate an additional 2.5 billion euros to support employees and businesses, which are added to the …

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