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West Nile virus cases in Greece reach 60 in mid-August; 2 deaths

West Nile mosquito

Greece’s National Health Care organization EODY has announced a big increase in West Nile virus cases in the country. Two infected people have died. 19 new cases have diagnosed since the last week, and the total of infections with the virus transmitted by mosquitoes has reached 60 this year, EODY …

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One in five Covid-19 cases in Greece are reinfections

One in five Covid-19 cases recorded in Greece in recent weeks was a reinfection, medical experts say. This was considered rare until the end of 2021. However, with the successive prevalence of Omicron subvariants and the long time lag from vaccination for the majority of the population, reinfections have become …

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Tourists on ATVs: List of traffic accidents on Greek islands is getting longer

The list of traffic accidents that have taken place on the Greek islands recently involving all terrain vehicles ATVs – or     “sows” in common Greek –  is getting longer and longer. Involved in the majority of the ATV accidents are young foreign tourists who are neither experienced with the local …

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12 Attica beaches unsuitable for swimming, says Greek Health Ministry

According to the Greek Health Ministry, there are 12 beaches in Athens, Piraeus and Attica unsuitable for swimming and where bathing is prohibited. The Health Ministry published on Thursday, July 28, 2022, the areas of Attica where bathing in the sea is not allowed According to the relevant decision, this …

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More than 50% of Greeks will no go on vacation this summer (POLL)

More than 50% of Greeks do not plant to go on vaccination this year, a recent poll has found out. This is a relative high percentage in a country where summer vacation is considered “a must”, especially for the residents of urban centers like capital Athens or Thessaloniki, who seek …

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First Izmir-Lesvos maritime connection starts June 17

Greece’s relations with Turkey may be at crossroads again, but the civil society, local authorities and the tourism industry on the both sides of the Aegean work for friendship and cooperation. In this context, the first ship connecting the city of Izmir with the island of Lesvos arrived at the …

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