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Greece bans take-away in Attica, Thessaloniki, Halkidiki over weekends

Without any previous warning, Development Minister Adonis Georgiadis, announced on Saturday morning that the take-away service is forbidden in the regional units of Athens, Thessaloniki and Halkidiki over the weekends. Apart from being another tripping up for the food sector, the ban came out of the blue, was not included …

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UPD South African mutation of Covid-19 detected in Thessaloniki

The fist cases of South African mutation of Covid-19 have been detected in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, the Civil Protection announced on Sunday. It is not officially known, however, how many cases of the mutated strain have been found. According to initial media information, the first mutations of the South-African strain …

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Holocaust survivor, 98, first care home resident vaccinated in Thessaloniki

A 98-year-old Holocaust survivor was the first resident of a nursing home in Thessaloniki to be vaccinated against Covid-19. Mrs Zana, is a survivor of the death camp in Auschwitz. she resides in Saoul Modiano Nursing Home. The president of National Health Organization (EODY) Panagiotis Arkoumaneas was also present during …

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Von der Leyen hails Elias Giovanidis as example of solidarity and kindness

President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen hailed Elias Giovanidis as an example of solidarity throughout the pandemic. The 24-year-old Greek Roma has been a volunteer at a food bank in Thessaloniki,  providing meals for families struggling due to the Covid-19 crisis. Recognizing the immense weight of the …

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Police spoils inter-balcony concert in Thessaloniki (video)

A spontaneous music event on balconies called the police intervention in the city of Thessaloniki, northern Greece, on Wednesday evening. The so-called “inter-balcony concert” took place in the neighborhood of Alexandros Svolos upon the initiative by local residents as public events are banned due to nationwide lockdown. Harps, trumpets, drums, …

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Two juveniles arrested for violent death of elderly during robbery

Police in Thessaloniki has arrested two juveniles for the violent death of a 87-year-old man during a robbery. The 14-year-old boy and his 12-year-old sister broke in the man’s house on December 2. They were taken into custody on Friday, Dec 18, after they were reportedly identified from CCTV footage …

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Thessaloniki in Christmas mood amid the pandemic (video)

Loaded with 9,000 lights and framed with 1,500 lamps the Christmas tree was placed in Aristotelous Square in Thessaloniki. The lights were officially lit on Tuesday night and will send the message of optimism to the residents of the city most hit by the pandemic. The lighting of the 13-meter …

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ICOMOS calls for Protection of antiquities at Thessaloniki metro station

The International Council on Monuments and Sites, a technical advisor to UNESCO is calling for the Protection of the Antiquities in situ at the Venizelos Metro station in Thessaloniki, northern Greece. The resolution comes following the decision of local authorities and the Greek Central Archeological Council to remove the antiquities …

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Biggest Nativity scene in Europe is set up in Thessaloniki (video)

A big Nativity scene has been set up in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, a construction claiming to be the biggest in Europe. Its facade is 15 meters long and it covers an area of 50 square meters. The Nativity scenery does not include only the Holy Family, the angels, the Three …

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Relatives of Covid-19 patients who died off ICU in N. Greece seek justice

Relatives of patients who died of Covid-19 in hospitals in northern Greece are examining the legal options to to appeal to Justice. The patients have died in normal Covid-19 wards in hospitals in Thessaloniki and other cities in the north of the country. The relatives want to know whether their …

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Coronavirus Greece: 100 deaths, 1882 new cases, intubations rise to 622

Greece’s health authorities announced on Thursday, 100 more deaths in past 24 hours and 1,882 new coronavirus cases. The number of intubated Covid-19 patients has hit a new record and rose to 622. Death toll has reached 2,706 and the total cases stand at 111,537. The number of the daily …

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Teenager boy with disabilities dies in apartment fire in Thessaloniki

Α teenager boy with physical disabilities found a horrible death in a fire in an apartment in Thessaloniki on Tuesday. Firefighters recovered the body of the 16-year-old boy with disabilities that prevented him from leaving the room and escape the fire. According to initial investigations, firefighters suspect that the fire …

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Army sets up mobile emergency unit at military hospital in Thessaloniki

The Greek General Staff is proceeding with the creation of a mobile emergency medical unit in the courtyard of the 424 General Military Hospital in Thessaloniki, following a decision by the political and military leadership. The unit will have 50 hospital beds and a radiology laboratory, which is necessary for …

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Prosecutor investigates birthday party at the Bar Association amid measures

The Chief Prosecutor of the First Instance Court in Athens ordered a preliminary criminal investigation after a video recorded during a party at the Athens Bar Association was leaked to the press. The party was held to celebrate the President’s birthday. The video shows a least least ten people cheering …

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COVID-19: 8 ICU beds available in Thessaloniki, 45 in Attica

Only eight COVId-19 ICU beds are available in Thessaloniki and 45 in Attica, The Greek Health Ministry announced on Friday. 220 of 1,200 ICU beds in total are vacant across the country. The non-COVID-19 ICU beds now number 569, of which 445 are occupied and 124 are vacant. The COVID-19 …

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Covid-Train to transfer patients from Thessaloniki to Athens hospitals

Greece’s health authorities and TRAINOSE are proceeding with special modifications of a so-called “Covid-Train”, a train with six wagons in order to exclusively transfer Coivid-19 patients from Thessaloniki to hospitals in Greek capital Athens. According to the GRTimes, the train has already arrived in Thessaloniki and work is already underway …

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Ten nurses from Crete voluntarily go to Thessaloniki to help against Covid-19

Ten nurses from hospitals in Crete will voluntarily go to Thessaloniki to help their colleagues in the battle against the Covid-19. The nurses are specialized in Intensive Care Units. Nurses Vassiliki, Olympia, Euangelia, Artemis, Katerina, Malamatina, Efrosyni, Anthi, Chrysoula and Penelope will start working at “Ippokrateio” hospital tomorrow, Thursday. Two …

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