Friday , March 1 2024
Home / Tag Archives: pandemic (page 4)

Tag Archives: pandemic

KKE MP and Vice Parliament Speaker asks excuse from duties to fight the pandemic

Lawmaker from the Communist Party KKE and pulmonologist Giorgos Lambroulis asked Parliament to temporarily excuse him from his duties as one of eight vice Parliament Speakers of the body so that he may help out in fighting the coronavirus pandemic in the region where he is elected, in Larissa, central …

Read More »

Greece considers possibilities to open economy ahead of Christmas

Greece examines the possibilities to open the economy again and gradually lift the lockdown at least in certain sectors ahead of Christmas season. the government is also considering the click away system for stores to avoid congestion during shopping. “We will open the economy with great caution,” Development and Investment …

Read More »

Pandemic in Thessaloniki: Two-class Covid-19 patients, 2-tier doctors

Health authorities in Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest city and the hardest hit by the pandemic, are preparing for the worst with two-class system both for patients and doctors. In a circular to the Ambulance Service of the city, health authorities urge paramedics to not take patients without insurance should not …

Read More »

IMF on Greece: Weak recovery in 2021, unemployment 20%, primary surpluses from 2022

Greece will return to primary surpluses from 2022 after reporting higher primary deficits and public debts in 2020, the International Monetary Fund said its Fiscal Monitor report released on Wednesday. The IMF based its 2020 forecasts on the belief that political interventions to manage the pandemic have led to a …

Read More »

“A mask isn’t enough”: Students march for sufficient measures in schools

Wearing masks and holding banners reading “a mask is not enough” thousands of school students marched in downtown Athens on Thursday demanding more and effective measures against the coronavirus pandemic. The students demand smaller class-rooms with maximum 15 students to avoid crowding, the hiring of more teachers and cleaning staff. …

Read More »

Pandemic recession strike Greece with -15.2% in Q2 2020

Greece’s Statistics Authority ELSTAT announced on Thursday the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in the economy in the second quarter of 2020. The Gross Domestic Product decreased by 15.2% the ELSTAT said in a statement. The government claims it had predicted this drop. According to the ELSTAT announcement, the available …

Read More »

Scotland: Quarantine restrictions for travellers from Greece

Quarantine restrictions will be imposed on people travelling from Greece to Scotland, the Scottish government has announced, BBC reported late on Tuesday. Travellers from Greece will be required to isolate for 14 days if they arrive in Scotland after 04:00 on Thursday. Ministers said they have taken the move due …

Read More »

Greece extends 40% reduction of commercial rents for another month

Greek authorities extended for another month the measure for a 40% reduction of commercial rents for enterprises in the sectors of hospitality, transport, culture and sports that were hit by the pandemic crisis. Greek Finance Minister Christos Staikouras said the measure will be extended in the month of September. Speaking …

Read More »

Reluctant to enjoy summer holidays this year? (POLL)

A recent survey has shown that the majority of respondents are reluctant to spend on summer holidays and traveling this year. According to a survey conducted by GlobalWebIndex (GWI), spending on holidays and traveling is now second to health and safety due to the pandemic. The survey was conducted in …

Read More »

OECD: Recession in Greece lower than the Eurozone average

The Greek economy will contract at a smaller rate in 2020 compared with the Eurozone average, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said in its semi-annual report on the global economic outlook. This forecast comes in opposition to forecasts made by the European Commission and the International Monetary …

Read More »

BoG: Greece’s state budget hit by impact of coronavirus pandemic

The Greek general government budget recorded a deficit of 6.014 billion euros in the January-April 2020 on a cash basis, after a deficit of 1.138 billion in the corresponding period in 2019, the Bank of Greece said on Monday. In a report, the Bank of Greece, attributed this development mainly …

Read More »

Easing lockdown has not exacerbated epidemiological indicators, says Greece

Two weeks after the first phase of easing lockdown restrictions and the data in Greece show that although the population movement has significantly increased, the epidemiological indicators have not exacerbated, government spokesman, Stelios Petsas said on Monday. “The first two weeks of the gradual lifting of the restrictive measures have …

Read More »