Articles | Coronavirus | tags | ekathimerini http://www.ekathimerini en null null Wed, 26 Aug 2020 01:59:35 GMT 2020-08-26T01:59:35Z en null null ekathimerini http://www.ekathimerini http://www.ekathimerini Police conduct thousands of Covid inspections nationwide http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/police-conduct-thousands-of-covid-inspections-nationwide

The Hellenic Police (ELAS) on Tuesday said they conducted more than 50,000 inspections nationwide on Monday, aimed at checking compliance with restrictions imposed by the authorities in an attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus. 

Tue, 25 Aug 2020 18:53:43 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/police-conduct-thousands-of-covid-inspections-nationwide 2020-08-25T18:53:43Z
168 more coronavirus cases; one death http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/168-more-coronavirus-cases-one-death

Greek authorities announced 168 new cases of coronavirus and one fatality in the past 24 hours Tuesday.

Tue, 25 Aug 2020 15:10:01 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/168-more-coronavirus-cases-one-death 2020-08-25T15:10:01Z
Mitsotakis meets Pfizer Inc. CEO http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/mitsotakis-meets-pfizer-inc-ceo

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Tuesday met with Pfizer Inc. Chief Executive Albert Bourla.

Tue, 25 Aug 2020 14:45:53 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/mitsotakis-meets-pfizer-inc-ceo 2020-08-25T14:45:53Z
Archbishop wears mask to Holy Synod meeting http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/archbishop-wears-mask-to-holy-synod-meeting

The head of the Church of Greece on Tuesday wore a paper mask to attend a meeting of the Holy Synod and had his temperature taken by a health worker before entering the assembly.

Tue, 25 Aug 2020 11:47:02 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/archbishop-wears-mask-to-holy-synod-meeting 2020-08-25T11:47:02Z
Dutch royal couple lament letting down Covid guard on Greek holiday island http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/dutch-royal-couple-lament-letting-down-covid-guard-on-greek-holiday-island

The king and queen of The Netherlands have admitted to being carried away by the “spontaneity of the moment” and ignoring coronavirus safety rules while on holiday on the popular Greek island of Mykonos.

Tue, 25 Aug 2020 06:31:18 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/dutch-royal-couple-lament-letting-down-covid-guard-on-greek-holiday-island 2020-08-25T06:31:18Z
Briefings resume as cases rise, new measures introduced http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/briefings-resume-as-cases-rise-new-measures-introduced

Amid growing concern about the continuing upward trend in coronavirus infections in Greece, the government has decided to reinstate televised briefings by its chief epidemiologist Sotiris Tsiodras and Deputy Civil Protection Minister Nikos Hardalias.

Tue, 25 Aug 2020 05:58:42 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/briefings-resume-as-cases-rise-new-measures-introduced 2020-08-25T05:58:42Z
New Covid-19 infections drop, with 170 cases reported http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/new-covid-19-infections-drop-with-170-cases-reported

After hitting a high of 284 on Sunday, Greece saw the number of new coronavirus infections ease to 170 on Monday, with the death toll remaining steady at 242.

Mon, 24 Aug 2020 15:26:35 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/new-covid-19-infections-drop-with-170-cases-reported 2020-08-24T15:26:35Z
Coronavirus restrictions eased on island of Poros http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/coronavirus-restrictions-eased-on-island-of-poros

Some of the strict measures imposed on Poros to limit the spread of coronavirus cases are being lifted, but the island will remain under close observation by authorities, Deputy Minister for Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias and Secretary General Vassilis Papageorgiou said on Monday.

Mon, 24 Aug 2020 15:11:37 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/coronavirus-restrictions-eased-on-island-of-poros 2020-08-24T15:11:37Z
Individual and social responsibility http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/individual-and-social-responsibility

There were many who resented Margaret Thatcher when she said, “There is no such thing as society” – not that they would not resent her if she didn’t. Even today, many politicians (without belonging to the left) repeat the buzzword with a grimace of abhorrence for its quasi-social neoliberalism.

Mon, 24 Aug 2020 14:09:47 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/individual-and-social-responsibility 2020-08-24T14:09:47Z
Teachers and students to wear masks when schools reopen September 7 http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/teachers-and-students-to-wear-masks-when-schools-reopen-september-7

Greek teachers and students will be required to wear masks in class and indoor spaces when schools reopen in September due to a surge in Covid-19 infections, the country's education minister said on Monday.

Mon, 24 Aug 2020 14:09:30 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/teachers-and-students-to-wear-masks-when-schools-reopen-september-7 2020-08-24T14:09:30Z
Tsiodras to return in twice-weekly briefings http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/tsiodras-to-return-in-twice-weekly-briefings

The Health Ministry’s top scientific adviser on coronavirus will return for televised live briefings on the developments with the novel coronavirus, according to sources, a day after the country hit a new daily record of infections.

Mon, 24 Aug 2020 12:04:28 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/tsiodras-to-return-in-twice-weekly-briefings 2020-08-24T12:04:28Z
Bigger tax grace period for stricken businesses http://www.ekathimerini daily/business/bigger-tax-grace-period-for-stricken-businesses

Businesses that have seen their incomes shrink during the coronavirus pandemic will continue to be exonerated from paying taxes until the end of the year and will, thereafter, benefit from a favorable payments schedule, Alternate Finance Minister Theodoros Skylakakis said in an interview which aired on ANT1 TV Friday.

Mon, 24 Aug 2020 09:19:01 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/business/bigger-tax-grace-period-for-stricken-businesses 2020-08-24T09:19:01Z
PM meeting with health experts on coronavirus measures http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/pm-meeting-with-health-experts-on-coronavirus-measures

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is meeting with the expert committee advising the government on coronavirus at Maximos Mansion on Monday to review safety restrictions and discuss possible additional measures amid a spike in Covid-19 cases.

Mon, 24 Aug 2020 07:27:06 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/pm-meeting-with-health-experts-on-coronavirus-measures 2020-08-24T07:27:06Z
Measures for schools to be specified Monday http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/measures-for-schools-to-be-specified-monday

Amid concerns by epidemiologists about a second wave of the pandemic, authorities are on standby to impose new restrictions if necessary with the upcoming reopening of schools a key concern.

Mon, 24 Aug 2020 05:40:32 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/measures-for-schools-to-be-specified-monday 2020-08-24T05:40:32Z
Amid wave of returns, more inspections at Piraeus http://www.ekathimerini daily/in-images/amid-wave-of-returns-more-inspections-at-piraeus

Health workers at the port of Piraeus were out in force over the weekend, taking the temperature of thousands of holiday-makers returning from the Greek islands. Amid a continued upward trend in infections, staff have been instructed to submit travelers with symptoms, as well as random passengers, to swab tests for Covid-19. There is particular concern about people returning from the Aegean islands and other parts of the country that have seen localized spikes in infections. Authorities have imposed restrictions in those areas, including curfews on restaurants, bars and nightclubs in a bid to contain the virus. [Panagiotis Tzamaros/Intime News] 

Sun, 23 Aug 2020 17:31:01 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/in-images/amid-wave-of-returns-more-inspections-at-piraeus 2020-08-23T17:31:01Z
New daily record: 284 coronavirus cases http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/new-daily-record-284-coronavirus-cases

Greek health authorities announced a daily record 284 new coronavirus caces Sunday. There were also two new deaths.


Sun, 23 Aug 2020 16:21:30 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/new-daily-record-284-coronavirus-cases 2020-08-23T16:21:30Z
The revelatory effect of the mask http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/the-revelatory-effect-of-the-mask

September 7 will be a crash test for both the Greek state and society at large.

Sat, 22 Aug 2020 20:31:11 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/the-revelatory-effect-of-the-mask 2020-08-22T20:31:11Z
264 new Covid-19 infections, two deaths http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/264-new-covid-19-infections-two-deaths

Greek health authorities on Saturday confirmed 264 new coronavirus infections in Greece in the last 24 hours, 29 of which were reported at the country’s entry points.

Sat, 22 Aug 2020 16:50:06 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/264-new-covid-19-infections-two-deaths 2020-08-22T16:50:06Z
TIF organizer calls for support after event cancellation http://www.ekathimerini daily/business/tif-organizer-calls-for-support-after-event-cancellation

Thessaloniki’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry has called for compensatory measures to support TIF-Helexpo, the company that organizes the annual International Fair in the northern port city, which was canceled this year due to the Covid pandemic. 

Sat, 22 Aug 2020 14:50:12 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/business/tif-organizer-calls-for-support-after-event-cancellation 2020-08-22T14:50:12Z
Bar, restaurant turnover drops 25 pct due to midnight closure http://www.ekathimerini daily/business/bar-restaurant-turnover-drops-25-pct-due-to-midnight-closure

The food service and bar industry has seen a 25 percent drop in turnover due to the midnight closing time of all establishments introduced to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. 

Sat, 22 Aug 2020 13:40:37 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/business/bar-restaurant-turnover-drops-25-pct-due-to-midnight-closure 2020-08-22T13:40:37Z