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 2021-12-08 01:12 

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The coronavirus in a tiny drop...

To better understand the coronavirus's journey from one person to another, a team of 50 scientists has for the first time created an atomic simulation of the coronavirus nestled in a tiny airborne drop of water....

 2021-12-07 16:26 

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New cases jump to 7,009; deaths lower to 99...

Authorities announced 7,009 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, a substantial increase from Monday's 4,943. The daily briefing by the National Organization for Public Health (EODY) also reported 99 deaths and revealed that there are 697 intubated patien...

 2021-12-06 15:42 

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Greece records 116 deaths and 4,943 new cases, 714 intubations...

Greece recorded 116 deaths on Monday, the highest daily death toll since May 2020. The briefing by the National Organization for Public Health (EODY) also announced 4,943 new coronavirus cases and revealed that there are currently 714 intubated patients i...

 2021-12-06 13:37 

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Faith-based resistance to vaccinations...

The number of people vaccinated against the coronavirus is rising and at an accelerated pace. The spike in cases, deaths and intubations, as well as expanding vaccination mandates affecting more professions and, now, a whole age group those over 60 have l...

 2021-12-05 16:21 

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Coronavirus: 715 now on ventilators...

New cases of coronavirus dipped, as usual, Sunday, and so did deaths, but intubations continued to rise, inching toward the highs reached last Spring....

 2021-12-04 15:30 

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Covid-19: Intubations rise to 697, new infections ease to 5,157...

Health authorities announced 5,157 new coronavirus infections for the 24-hour period ending 3 p.m. Saturday, down on Friday's figure of 6,201....

 2021-12-04 10:06 

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Two more suspected Omicron cases detected in Greece...

Two more people who travelled from South Africa to Greece are suspected of being infected with the Omicron variant, after they tested positive for the coronavirus a few days ago, Health Minister Thanos Plevris announced Saturday....

 2021-12-03 16:14 

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Covid: 6,201 new cases, 97 deaths, 694 intubated...

Health authorities announced 6,201 new coronavirus infections for the 24-hour period ending 3 p.m. Friday, down on Thursday's figure of 6,260....

 2021-12-03 11:59 

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BioNTech CEO says can adapt vaccine quickly for Omicron...

Germany's BioNTech should be able to adapt its coronavirus vaccine relatively quickly in response to the emergence of the Omicron variant, its CEO Ugur Sahin told the Reuters Next conference on Friday....

 2021-12-03 11:36 

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Mandatory vaccination not unlawful, Council of State rules...

The Council of State, Greece's highest administrative court, ruled Friday that the mandatory vaccination against the coronavirus does not violate the Constitution....

 2021-12-03 09:12 

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Novavax says it could start making Omicron-specific vaccine in January...

Novavax Inc said on Thursday it could begin commercial manufacturing of a Covid-19 vaccine tailored for the Omicron coronavirus variant in January next year, while it tests whether or not its current vaccine works against the variant....

 2021-12-02 16:33 

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Coronavirus: 6,260 new cases, 89 deaths...

Greek authorities announced 6,260 new cases of coronavirus and 89 fatalities in the past 24 hours Thursday....

 2021-12-02 10:37 

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Fourth dose may be required to tackle pandemic, expert says...

A fourth dose of vaccine against Covid-19 may be needed later on in the pandemic to protect the general public from the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus, according to Athanasios Tsakris, professor of microbiology and member of the Health Ministry...

 2021-12-02 09:05 

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Greece confirms first case of Omicron coronavirus variant in Crete...

Greece has identified its first case of Covid-19 caused by the Omicron variant, Health Minister Thanos Plevris announced Thursday....

 2021-12-01 15:40 

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Intubations jump up to 690, 6,196 new coronavirus cases and 75 deaths...

Intubations continue to rise jumping up to 690 on Wednesday, a further increase from Tuesday's 664. The report by the National Organization for Public Health (EODY) also announced 6,196 new cases of the virus and 75 deaths....

 2021-12-01 14:24 

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Coronavirus denier arrested for suing son's school...

A father refused to comply with the ongoing pandemic measures, demanding his son be able to attend school without wearing a mask and without displaying a negative self-test as mandated, and was detained by police in Thessaloniki on Wednesday after initiat...

 2021-12-01 06:40 

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Few signs of respite as November draws to a close...

November came to a close on Tuesday with the hard coronavirus data showing few signs of easing after one of the toughest months Greece has experienced since the start of the pandemic....

 2021-12-01 00:19 

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Fragmented reactions hinder global fight against Omicron variant...

In a wrenchingly familiar cycle of tracking first cases, pointing fingers and banning travel, nations worldwide reacted Monday to the omicron variant of the coronavirus in the piecemeal fashion that has defined — and hobbled — the pandemic res...

 2021-11-30 19:33 

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Omicron variant may have reached Europe earlier than thought...

Economic powerhouses Japan and France reported their first cases of the omicron variant Tuesday, while new findings indicate the mutant coronavirus was already in Europe close to a week before South Africa sounded the alarm....

 2021-11-30 19:01 

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Mitsotakis is a 'vaccination saboteur,' Tsipras charges...

The government's management of the coronavirus pandemic "lacks planning and strategy" and is "sloppy," main opposition SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday...

 2021-11-30 15:52 

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EU could approve shot against new coronavirus variant in 3-4 months...

The EU drug regulator said on Tuesday it could approve vaccines adapted to target the Omicron variant of the coronavirus within three to four months if needed, but that existing shots would continue to provide protection....

 2021-11-30 11:35 

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Regeneron says Covid-19 drug could be less effective against Omicron variant...

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Tuesday prior analyses suggested its Covid-19 antibody drug could have reduced activity against the Omicron coronavirus variant....

 2021-11-30 11:18 

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Greece to make vaccinations for persons over 60 mandatory, PM says...

Greece said on Tuesday it would make Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory for people aged 60 and over, a drastic step for the country grappling with a new surge in coronavirus cases....

 2021-11-30 10:07 

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Greece plans fine for unvaccinated over 60...

Greeks aged over 60 who refuse to get a coronavirus vaccine by January 16 will face fines of up to 100 euros, Prime Minister Kyriakos told his Cabinet on Tuesday....

 2021-11-30 07:56 

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Thessaloniki ICU bribe under investigation...

The prosecutor's office in Thessaloniki is investigating a complaint that a woman posing as a health worker asked for a bribe of 3,500 euros from a relative of a patient with coronavirus at the Agios Pavlos Hospital to secure a bed in the intensive ca...

 2021-11-30 06:50 

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Moderna CEO says vaccines likely less effective against Omicron...

The head of drugmaker Moderna said Covid-19 vaccines are unlikely to be as effective against the Omicron variant of the coronavirus as they have been previously, sparking fresh worry in financial markets about the trajectory of the pandemic....

 2021-11-29 15:42 

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PAOK stadium investigated for failure to enforce coronavirus measures...

The Hellenic Police are investigating Toumba Stadium officials for failing to maintain coronavirus measures. Specifically, the police are investigating officials of PAOK's stadium who oversaw mandatory certificate entry checks imposed by the ongoing m...

 2021-11-28 16:05 

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Coronavirus: 96 deaths, intubations at 6.5-month high...

New cases of coronavirus dipped, as usual, Sunday, but deaths and intubations rose, with the latter reaching their highest level in six and a half months....

 2021-11-27 15:58 

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Coronavirus: Authorities announce 5,870 new cases, 82 deaths...

Greek authorities announced 5,870 new cases of coronavirus and 82 fatalities in the past 24 hours Saturday....

 2021-11-27 14:39 

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High alert: World scurries to contain new Covid variant...

With each passing hour, new restrictions were being slapped on travel from countries in southern Africa as the world scurried Saturday to contain the new omicron variant of the coronavirus that has the potential to be more resistant to the protection offe...

 2021-11-27 11:32 

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Turkey closes borders to five countries due to new Covid-19 variant...

Turkey closed its borders to passengers from five countries as a measure against the new coronavirus variant, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Friday....

 2021-11-26 20:19 

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ATHEX: Benchmark sinks to new 4-month low...

The Greek stock market experienced a Black Friday of its own, suffering its worst daily losses in almost 13 months, due to the global concern over the new coronavirus variant from southern Africa....

 2021-11-26 18:50 

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Probe into spreading of fakes news about virus...

An Athens prosecutor is examining two case files from the police cybercrime unit that implicate up to 20 people in violations of the law regarding the spread of fake news about the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-11-26 14:52 

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Gov't to wait for scientists before deciding on travel ban...

The Greek government will decide on whether to issue a travel ban similar to the ones announced by the United Kingdom and Israel after scientists get "a clear picture" of a new version of the coronavirus detected in South Africa, Health Minister T...

 2021-11-26 14:16 

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Explainer: What is this new Covid variant in South Africa?...

South African scientists have identified a new version of the coronavirus this week that they say is behind a recent spike in Covid-19 infections in Gauteng, the country's most populous province....

 2021-11-26 12:42 

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Pandemic pressure in Greece 'will continue for several weeks'...

It will take some time before the coronavirus daily infection rate and intubations ease, the professor of pediatric infectious diseases Vana Papaevangelou warned on Thursday....

 2021-11-25 15:55 

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Coronavirus: Authorities announce 6,565 new cases, 78 deaths...

Greek authorities announced 6,565 new cases of coronavirus and 78 fatalities in the past 24 hours Thursday....

 2021-11-25 12:40 

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No return to pre-Covid normalcy, scientists say...

There will be no return to the "normalcy" that society knew before 2020 as the coronavirus will continue to exist and "we will have to take regular booster shots, most likely in an annual dosage," according to Elias Mossialos, a professor ...

 2021-11-25 11:36 

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Athens Health Summit discusses challenges stemming from Covid-19 pandemic...

As Greece battles the fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic, government officials and experts shared their experiences and views on the health crisis, the lessons learned, the gaps in the national healthcare system and the challenges for the days that w...

 2021-11-24 15:53 

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Authorities report 7,108 new coronavirus cases, 93 deaths, 612 intubations...

Greek health authorities announced 7,108 new coronavirus cases and 93 deaths on Wednesday. The report by the National Organization for Public Health also revealed 612 patients are currently intubated in Greece's ICUs....

 2021-11-23 18:06 

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Health professor foresees annual booster jabs against coronavirus...

There will be no return to the "normalcy" that society knew before 2020 as the coronavirus will continue to exist and "we will have to take regular booster shots, most likely in an annual dosage," Elias Mossialos, a professor of health pol...

 2021-11-23 17:41 

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Christmas tree lights up in Syntagma Square...

The lights on the new Christmas tree in Syntagma Square, central Athens, were switched on on Tuesday evening, marking the start of the festive season, amid the coronavirus disease pandemic....

 2021-11-23 17:21 

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Health Minister: Fourth Covid wave will be the "toughest"...

The fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic will be the "toughest" Greece has been through as the government has chosen to keep the economy and society open, Health Minister Thanos Plevris said on Tuesday....

 2021-11-23 05:46 

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Daily deaths record for 2021 smashed...

The largest number of daily deaths from the coronavirus for 2021 was announced Monday, with 105 patients losing their lives while the number of intubations climbed to 608....

 2021-11-22 21:21 

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Health Minister: Pandemic could peak in early Dec. or after Christmas...

Minister of Health Thanos Plevris said Monday that cases of the coronavirus will continue rising, adding that there are two likely pathways for the disease....

 2021-11-22 16:18 

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Mount Athos elders trust God and science to protect them from Covid...

In the chapel of a monastery on Greece's Mount Athos, Father Makarios read the gospel while conducting a liturgy as he waited for his anti-coronavirus vaccination....

 2021-11-22 15:45 

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Authorities announce 105 Covid-related deaths...

Greek authorities announced 7,287 new cases of coronavirus and 105 fatalities in the past 24 hours Monday....

 2021-11-22 13:48 

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Report: Democracy backsliding across the world amid pandemic...

Democracy is deteriorating across the world, with countries notably taking undemocratic and unnecessary actions to contain the coronavirus pandemic, an intergovernmental body said in its new report Monday. "Many democratic governments are backsliding,...

 2021-11-22 12:45 

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Agriculture Minister tests positive for Covid-19...

Agricultural Development and Food Minister Spilios Livanos announced Monday that he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus and was self-isolating....

 2021-11-21 17:57 

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Coronavirus deaths and intubations decline slightly...

New cases of coronavirus dipped, as usual, Sunday, but deaths and intubations declined, as well....

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