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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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Doctors in Thessaloniki warn hospitals at breaking poinτ

A surge in coronavirus infections in Greece’s northern city of Thessaloniki is pushing the hospital system to its limits, doctors at a medical facility say, as the second wave of the pandemic takes a toll. Last week Greece ordered a nationwide three-week lockdown, its second this year, in a bid …

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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 …

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Lockdown protesters clash with police in Thessaloniki

Protesters of lockdown restrictions clashed with police in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, on Friday night. police fired teargas and flash grenades and detained five people. Two policemen injured. Holding Greek flags in their hands a few dozen people gathered near the White Tower following a call on social media. Their aim …

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Children raise banner for mom hospitalized with Covid-19

The children of a woman in hospital isolation raised a banner to express their love and give her strennght. Giorgos, Despina and Evgenis are not allowed to visit their mother in AXEPA hospital in Thessaloniki. The woman is hospitalized after she was infected with Covid-19. However, they wanted to express …

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Greece temporarily bans flights to Thessaloniki, notams for other airports

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued several air notifications (notam) that include the temporary suspension of flights to/from “Macedonia” airport in Thessaloniki, while they lift restrictions to other Greek airports. Thessaloniki and Serres are in full lockdown from 3. November 2020 and for 14 days. Aviation directive for flight …

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Thessaloniki and Serres in full Lockdown, sms for leaving home

Government spokesman Stelios Petsas announced Monday noon that the regional units of Thessaloniki and Serres, in northern Greece, will be placed in full lockdown from 06:00 a.m. Tuesday, 3. November, 2020. The measure will be in effect fro 14 days. The night curfew will be longer and thus from 09:00 …

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Authorities are mulling full lockdown for Thessaloniki

Health authorities are mulling a full lockdown in Greece’s second biggest city Thessaloniki, media report Monday noon, after several government ministers as well as the mayor that stricter measures against the spread of coronavirus will be needed. The health care system is at the brink of collapse, ANT1 TV reported. …

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Lockdown for Thessaloniki, Larissa, Rodopi; 8 regions change Risk Level

Greece’s Civil Protection announced on Thursday evening that three more regional units are classified as “high risk”, Tier 4, on the Covid-19 map of the country. Tough restrictions, a form of lockdown where many business and services operations will be suspended, will be imposed in the regional units of Thessaloniki, …

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Jewish community in Greece express abhorrence over desecration of Jewish monuments

Greece’s Jewish community has expressed abhorrence over the recent desecration of several Jewish monuments in the country. The latest incident was the vandalism last Friday of the Thessaloniki Holocaust Memorial, where unknown assailants spray-painted the monument with the phrase, “With Jews you lose.” It is the third time in the …

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17-year-old discharged from Covid-19 ICU after 40 days

A 17-year-old girl was discharged from the Intensive Care Unit of AHEPA hospital in Thessaloniki, where she was treated for Covid-19 for 40 days. She has been the youngest COvid-19 patient in ICU in Greece and she had no underlying health problem. All recent tests are negative and she is …

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