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Committee on COVID-19 to recommend ban on carnival parades, reject easing of restrictions
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Committee on COVID-19 to recommend ban on carnival parades, reject easing of restrictions

The grandest carnival parade is held every year in the port city of Patras, and thousands from around the country flock to participate in the celebrations.

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.

Editorial Ta Nea: Phenomenon
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Editorial Ta Nea: Phenomenon

Tennis star Novak Djocovic did not merely express his personal convictions. He believed that public health restrictions are not for him, that the international status he has earned makes him a pandemic phenomenon.

Editorial To Vima: Despite it all, we can be optimistic
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Editorial To Vima: Despite it all, we can be optimistic

In Greece and internationally, the huge surge in infections has not for the time being been accompanied by a corresponding spike in hospitalisation, intubation, or deaths, or by additional pressure on the National Health System.

Government toughens, expedites holiday public health restrictions
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Government toughens, expedites holiday public health restrictions

Given the fact that the number of new infections today may rise even to 30,000, and that the Omicron variant accounts for 70 percent of cases in Attica, the tough stance of experts in favour of horizontal tough measures was expected.

Editorial Ta Nea: Caution
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Editorial Ta Nea: Caution

Confronted in the coming days with the danger of a merging of the fourth and fifth wave of the pandemic, let us maintain our endurance and make a few additional sacrifices. It is up to us to exit the pandemic on our feet.

Mitsotakis, Tsiodras to meet after over 20,000 COVID-19 infections, restrictions may be expedited
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Mitsotakis, Tsiodras to meet after over 20,000 COVID-19 infections, restrictions may be expedited

Following the Mitsotakis-Tsiodras meeting, the National Committee on COVID-19 will convene to decide whether public health restrictions that were scheduled to begin on 3 January may be implemented sooner.

Government, experts on high alert as infections expected to reach 20,000, restrictions may be expedited
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Government, experts on high alert as infections expected to reach 20,000, restrictions may be expedited

About 50 percent of patients with new infections were age 39 or younger, while six percent were age 60 or older. The health minister said that COVID-19 self-tests detected 30 percent of infections over recent days

Editorial Ta Nea: Responsibility
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Editorial Ta Nea: Responsibility

Along with preventive measures, the vaccine, and epidemiological tracing, a portion of the responsibility has shifted to the whole of society.

Editorial To Vima: Even belatedly
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Editorial To Vima: Even belatedly

Public health restrictions were necessary. When one has 6-7 thousand daily infections, when hundreds of patients are filling hospitals nationwide, and when dozens are dying daily, one has no other choice.

Government mulls new measures to avert harsh Christmas season COVID-19 restrictions
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Government mulls new measures to avert harsh Christmas season COVID-19 restrictions

Certain prospective government measures leaked to the press recently have not yet been adopted, such as increasing the required number of square metres per customer at supermarkets, and appear to have been trial balloons.

Government poised to impose stricter social distancing measures, harsher restrictions for unvaccinated
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Government poised to impose stricter social distancing measures, harsher restrictions for unvaccinated

With the epidemiological data nationwide worsening from day to day, the government is preparing for every eventuality, amid experts’ dire projections of a large spike in the number of deaths, intubated patients.

Editorial Ta Nea: Beam of light
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Editorial Ta Nea: Beam of light

Personal responsibility and abiding by regulations was always important, but now that is even more crucial as the country cannot withstand backpedaling or the loss of more lives.

Government tightens the screws on unvaccinated citizens
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Government tightens the screws on unvaccinated citizens

Plevris repeatedly stressed that vaccination is the only way to beat back the surge in cases, and he presented the very tough restrictions on the unvaccinated as a measure to protect their health, as over 85 percent of COVID-19 patients being treated in overburdened ICUs are unvaccinated.

Editorial Ta Nea: Strict enforcement of public health measures
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Editorial Ta Nea: Strict enforcement of public health measures

It is an issue of individual and collective responsibility, but also of social cohesion, for those who espouse irrational theories and expect to enjoy the privileges of vaccinated citizens to understand that this cannot continue..

Editorial Ta Nea: Protection of public health
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Editorial Ta Nea: Protection of public health

Given the fact that a large percentage of citizens are still unvaccinated, they must in some manner be protected from the highly transmissible Delta variant of COVID-19, which has stirred concerns among experts.

Feverish preparations for re-opening of restaurants, bars, cafes but restrictions on movement remain
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Feverish preparations for re-opening of restaurants, bars, cafes but restrictions on movement remain

The restaurant industry in Greece has been among the hardest hit by the pandemic and owners are already feverishly preparing for the 3 May opening with proper distancing of outdoor tables.

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.

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