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Greek Health Ministry

Editorial Ta Nea: Warnings that the pandemic is not over
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Editorial Ta Nea: Warnings that the pandemic is not over

This is not the first time that the wrong signals – such as elimination of the compulsory wearing of masks outdoors or talk of eliminating the requirement that vaccination certificates be required at restaurants, - have been conveyed to the public.

Health minister announces loosening of COVID-19 public health restrictions
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Health minister announces loosening of COVID-19 public health restrictions

Open air athletic stadiums will be allowed to seat 50 percent of capacity (compared to the current 10 percent), restaurants, bars, and nightclubs will be allowed to have customers standing, and the percentage of tele-work will be reduced.

Vatopoulos: Closing classes only if half the students are COVID-positive was health ministry decision
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Vatopoulos: Closing classes only if half the students are COVID-positive was health ministry decision

The re-opening of schools during a major surge of the Omicron variant has stirred a feverish debate between political parties and heightened concerns among teachers and parents regarding how schools should operate.

Government extends public health restrictions through 23 January
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Government extends public health restrictions through 23 January

Following the recommendation of the National Committee on COVID-19, the health ministry has announced the extension of public health restrictions imposed before Christmas through 23 January.

As COVID-19 Omicron variant advances, health ministry announces new public health restrictions
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As COVID-19 Omicron variant advances, health ministry announces new public health restrictions

The use of masks will be compulsory both indoors and outdoors, and the measure will be enforced in closed spaces such as gyms, restaurants, and churches.

Member of National COVID-19 Committee expects hike in cases after schools re-open
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Member of National COVID-19 Committee expects hike in cases after schools re-open

Regarding the vaccination of adolescents, Papaevangelou said that 25 percent of senior high school students [lykeio] have received the first dose of the vaccine, while only 13 percent of junior high school [gymnasio] students have been vaccinated.

Health Ministry poised to open appointments platform for COVID-19 vax booster shot for high-risk groups in September
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Health Ministry poised to open appointments platform for COVID-19 vax booster shot for high-risk groups in September

The third dose will be made available to patients who have undergone organ transplants, who have had bone marrow transplants, who are cancer patients who have had chemotherapy, and patients with kidney disease.

Civil protection authority grapples with 150 coronavirus cases in migrant facility
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Civil protection authority grapples with 150 coronavirus cases in migrant facility

The health ministry is sending six doctors and four nurses and a number of ambulances to Kranidi to offer primary care and transport individuals who may develop symptoms of disease.

Health ministry: Guarded optimism, call for discipline to prevent Covid-19 spread
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Health ministry: Guarded optimism, call for discipline to prevent Covid-19 spread

The Health Ministry’spokesman, Professor Sotiris Tsiodras today announced 77 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Greece in the last 24 hours, and two deaths.

Cautious optimism on rate of Covid-19 spread in Greece, citizens abide by lockdown
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Cautious optimism on rate of Covid-19 spread in Greece, citizens abide by lockdown

The health ministry spokesman announced 71 new cases of covid-19 in Greece in the last 24 hours and four more deaths, bringing the country’s total number of cases to 892 and the total number of deaths to 26.

Editorial Ta Nea: Optimism
English edition

Editorial Ta Nea: Optimism

The current public health crisis is different in nature than the economic crisis that Greece has already suffered, yet the memory of it is too fresh to repeat the same mistakes.

PM’s scientific advisor stresses sacrifices to protect elderly, says no one entirely safe from Covid-19
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PM’s scientific advisor stresses sacrifices to protect elderly, says no one entirely safe from Covid-19

Professor Sotiris Tsiodras almost broke down while revealing that a colleague sent him a message in which he essentially questioned why there is such a fuss over saving the elderly.

Health ministry announces 21 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, 4,320 tests administered
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Health ministry announces 21 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, 4,320 tests administered

Of the total 352, 65 patients are hospitalised in Athens, Thessaloniki and Patras, and of these nine are in Intensive Care Units.

Editorial To Vima: Irresponsibility seriously harms your health
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Editorial To Vima: Irresponsibility seriously harms your health

Complete implementation of COVIT-19 prevention guidelines set by experts is the only way to protect our own health and that of others – especially those in vulnerable groups.

Health ministry undertakes campaigns to combat smoking, alcoholism, obesity
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Health ministry undertakes campaigns to combat smoking, alcoholism, obesity

As Ta Nea reported the health ministry will stress prevention, educational programmes at schools, and a campaign to sensitise public opinion to the great dangers.

Editorial Ta Nea: Danger
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Editorial Ta Nea: Danger

The Health Ministry does not appear to have taken into account these weighty issues in its omnibus law on the Individual Electronic Health File.

Editorial Ta Nea: Catastrophes
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Editorial Ta Nea: Catastrophes

When Greece had already registered 39 deaths from the flu Alternate Health Minister Pavlos Polakis appeared on a television network and said “This is not a catastrophe.” Will he revise his assessment now that there are 74 deaths? If not, how many dead would it take for him to feel concern? These rhetorical questions are […]

Editorial Ta Nea: Pain
English edition

Editorial Ta Nea: Pain

The Greek healthcare system is ailing terribly. Indicatively, the hospital on the island of Zakynthos has no children’s clinic. At the public hospital in Kilkis, ipart of the infrastructure is crumbling

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