Greek health authorities announced 1,428 new cases of the coronavirus for the 24-hour period ending 3 p.m. Sunday, as well as 51 deaths.

The warm weather sent hundreds of Athenians to the city’s public beaches, as private beaches also opened for the first time this year, on Saturday. [InTime News]

The Health Ministry’s daily bulletin on the course of the coronavirus epidemic in Greece showed signs that the numbers are starting to drop, though they remain in high territory given the duration of restrictive measures that are only now starting to be relaxed.


Radio conversations between Fire Service officials and firemen on the evening of the 2018 east Attica wildfires included in the case file compiled by the judicial authorities indicate that the SYRIZA government at the time was aware of the first casualties before a meeting convened at the Civil Protection Agency’s operations center under then prime minister Alexis Tsipras later in the night. 


The European Union is sceptical about the usefulness of waiving patent rights to Covid-19 vaccines as a way to fight the pandemic, but is ready to discuss a concrete proposal, the chairman of EU leaders Charles Michel said on Saturday. Speaking to reporters before the second day of an EU summit in the Portuguese city […]


Greek pharmaceutical firms’ executives share Germany’s skepticism as to whether waiving vaccine patents will help produce more, and cheaper, doses in a bid to defeat the Covid-19 pandemic.

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The first round of the government’s new written citizenship exams is scheduled to take place on May 16, with attendance appearing lackluster with just 2,448 registered participants from around 30,000 pending citizenship applications.

Street musician Roberto Selfos of Albania plays his clarinet as people wearing face masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus, shop at an open-air fruit and vegetable market in Athens, Friday, May 7, 2021.  [Thanassis Stavrakis/AP]

Greece is about to quickly move toward loosening lockdown restrictions, helped by what officials called a gradual de-escalation of the coronavirus pandemic.

Heads of State and Government attend the opening ceremony of an EU summit at the Alfandega do Porto Congress Center in Porto, Portugal May 7, 2021. [Luis Vieira/Pool via Reuters]

European Union leaders and their large following of diplomats and advisers met Friday in Portugal for two days of in-person talks, signaling their belief that the threat from Covid-19 on the continent is waning amid a quickening vaccine rollout.


New coronavirus infections in Greece fell to 2,691 on Friday from 3,421 on Thursday, bringing the total number of infections since the start of the pandemic to 358,116.