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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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Police body to be established for Athens public transport means

Greek government is mulling the establishment of a special police force for public transport in the greater region of Athens, Transport Minister Kostas. Karamanlis said on Friday. the minister’s announcement comes two days after the brutal beating of a metro worker in a station in central Athens. Speaking on Skai …

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Greece’s Supreme Court prosecutor targets mask-deniers with arrest, imprisonment

The Supreme Court prosecutor in Greece has decided to take action against mask-deniers and issued a circular on Tuesday seeking the immediate arrest of  people who refuse to wear a face mask in violation of public health safety rules or encourage other people to do so. Chief prosecutor Vassilis Pliotas …

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Instructions for commuters and public transport passengers as of May 4

Here are some instructions for commuters and public transport passengers should follow when Greece starts the gradual lifting of lockdown restrictions on May 4, 2020. Key points are: Avoid unnecessary use of public transportation, wear a face mask during all transits, and practice diligent social distancing Citizens are also being …

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Cancelled! Metro, urban Train, Tram on work stoppages, Oct 17

Workers at Athens Metro, Urban train and Tram have cancelled their work stoppages scheduled for Thursday, October 17, 2019. In a joint statement issued on Wednesday, workers said they cancel their protest mobilization after receiving assurances by the Transport Minister with regards to their collective bargain. Last week, KTG reported: …

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24h general strike of Private & Public sectors to paralyze Greece on Dec 8/2016

Greece’s public sector unions umbrella GSEE and public sector union ADEDY will launch a 24-hour strike on Thursday, December 8th 2016. Workers at public administration services, hospitals, utility companies, banks, public transport means, universities, they will all join forces and protest the strict austerity and the upcoming additional measures that …

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First anti-SYRIZA general strike and protest with teargas from the left

It must have been an awesome experience: to be a SYRIZA supporter, to have joined the anti-austerity protest and to be teargassed by the same government that you support. This interpretation of the incidents as it appeared in several Greek media is wrong. Police did not fired teargas against the …

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