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SMS Code <4> for “assistance for people with disabilities” allowed during night curfew

The Greek government had added one more option for exceptional reasons to exit home during the night curfew on Saturday following strong reactions by people with disabilities and mobility problems. Government spokesman Stelios Petsas said that people are allowed to exit their homes to offer personal assistance to .people with …

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Greece’s gov’t spokesman does not rule out new lockdown

Greece’s government spokesman Stelios Petsas warned of a possible new lockdown if the measures to contain the spread of the virus are not observed. What is interesting is that the government had vehemently rejected such an option until last week. Speaking to Skai TV on Wednesday morning, Petsas said that …

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“No visits to relatives & friends over Easter,” warns Greece’s gov’t spokesman

This Easter will be different, without any traveling, gatherings or visits to the churches, while visits to relatives’ and friends’ houses to celebrate are not permitted, Greece’s government spokesperson Stelios Petsas warned on Monday, right at the beginning of the Holy Week. “We disapprove incidents like those in Koukaki and …

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Greece’s gov’t spokesman hinds at “lockdown relaxation” in May

In an effort to sweeten the bitter pill of movement restrictions to contain the spread of the coronavirus, the Greek government opens tiny windows of hope as to when the lockdown could be lifted, at least partially. The messages of hope can two days after the extension of the lockdown …

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Greece is considering “cap” on time citizens out of home during lockdown

Greece is considering to further tighten the citizens’ movement to contain the spread of the coronvvirus and to impose a time limit to those leaving their homes for the allowed specific reasons during the lockdown. Aim is to limit the times citizens go out to no more than twice a …

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Evros: Greece to extend the fence on the borders with Turkey to 40km

Greece will extend the fence to its Evros borders with Turkey to 40 km, government spokesman Stelios Petsas said on Friday morning. The additional fence will be installed in “sensitive” areas preferred for illegal entries by migrants and refugees. The fence currently covers 12.5 km. Speaking to ANT1 TV, Petsas …

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Greece on Migration Crisis: “Organized, massive, illegal attempt of borders violation”

“Greece received yesterday an organized, massive, illegal attempt of its borders violation, it withstood protecting our borders and the ones of Europe,” government spokesman Stelios Petsas said on Saturday following an emergency meeting under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister on the new migration crisis. “The government is determined to …

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Migration influx has subsided, both on land and sea, says Greece

Migration influx has subsided both on land and sea, Greece’s government spokesman Stelios Petsas said on Saturday. He attributed the decrease with better border guarding and accelaration of asylum procedures. During his visit to the city of Alexandroupolis in north-eastern Greece, Petsas emphasized the strengthening of the police force and …

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