It is a “mathematical certainty” that the Greek public health system will come under significant pressure if current trends of coronavirus transmission persist, infectious disease expert Sotiris Tsiodras told an online conference on Friday.
The Hellenic Police (ELAS) has stepped up its inspections to check compliance with restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus, with its officers carrying out 47,869 checks on Friday.
A 36-year-old man convicted of murder who failed to return to Kassandra prison in northern Greece after being granted a furlough in February 2017 was arrested on Friday in the Thessaloniki suburb of Neapoli, police said on Saturday.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited the eastern Aegean island of Samos on Saturday to inspect the damages caused by a powerful earthquake that killed two teenagers and raised several old buildings to the ground.
The head of the Athens Prosecutor's Office ordered an investigation into an attack against Athens University of Economics and Business Rector Dimitris Bourantonis by a group of youths in his office on October 29.
Two schoolchildren were killed on Samos and at least 14 people lost their lives in Turkey after a powerful earthquake struck the Aegean Sea between the two countries on Friday afternoon, causing widespread damage.
The Loumbarda tunnel of the Athens -Sounio highway in southern Athens which closed in early October due to safety concerns will reopen to traffic by November 12, Regional Governor Giorgos Patoulis has said.
With the number of confirmed new infections of the coronavirus breaking another daily record Friday, reaching 1,690, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is scheduled to announce a fresh batch of restrictions on Saturday morning.
Long queues formed on Thessaloniki’s waterfront promenade Thursday as hundreds of people waited to get tested for the coronavirus amid a decision to put the northern city under lockdown. Around 50 out of some 1,100 rapid antigen tests conducted randomly in the port city Thursday came back positive for coronavirus, the head of the National Organization for Public Health (EODY), Panagiotis Arkoumaneas, said after meeting with the city’s mayor, Konstantinos Zervas. The tests are part of efforts by authorities to chart the spread of the virus in big cities. “We will keep testing to have a better picture of the epidemiological situation in Thessaloniki,” Arkoumaneas said. [InTime News]