Another 70 rooms in Athens hospitals will be converted to coronavirus-specialized Intensive Care Units to ease the pressure on the health system from the continuing high transmission rates


Several banks and shops were vandalized across the Athens area overnight, police say.


A group of unknown assailants vandalized the family home of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Crete, as well as the local chapter of ruling New Democracy and the offices of a local Conservative lawmaker in a series of incidents on Friday night.


A 33-year-old man was arrested on Friday on charges of drowning a dog in the sea on the central Aegean island of Skiathos.


Α preliminary investigation was ordered by an Athens prosecutor on Friday in response to complaints of sexual harassment and other forms of abuse filed by 285 graduates of the Arsakeio school group in Athens.

People wearing protective face masks walk past a closed shop, amid lockdown restrictions due to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Athens, Greece, February 6, 2021. [Costas Baltas/Reuters]

Striving to control the rising number of coronavirus infections and to relieve the national health system of mounting pressure, the government announced on Friday an extension until March 8 to the existing lockdown in Attica and other parts of the country.


An eight-month pregnant 27-year-old Afghan woman in Lesvos facing arson charges after she self-immolated in the eastern Aegean island’s temporary migrant camp on February 21 was released from detention on Friday on the the condition that she doesn’t leave the country. 

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A group of unknown assailants barged into the office of Sports Minister Lefteris Avgenakis in Iraklio, Crete, on Friday, where they destroyed property and sprayed slogans on the walls in support of jailed terrorist Dimitris Koufodinas.


A draft bill on the restructuring of the Foreign Affairs ministry was approved in Parliament’s plenary on Friday, following legislative amendments by Minister Nikos Dendias and a 12-hour discussion.


Police on Friday were seeking the perpetrators behind arson attacks on ATMs in the central Athens neighborhood of Pangrati and in Elefsina, west of the capital, that caused damage but no injuries.

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Three out of five Greeks (60%) say that the quality of life is worse now than a year ago before restrictions were imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey by Focus Bari.


Greek authorities extended the hard lockdown currently in place in greater Athens through March 8, as the daily number of new infections remained above 1,000 and intensive care units treating patients with Covid-19 were close to capacity.