CORONAVIRUS


Covid to rise until mid-Feb, expert says
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The coronavirus will show an increasing trend until mid-February, according to the epidemiological models developed by Professor Dimosthenis Sarigiannis, professor of environmental and sanitary engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Institute of Advanced Studies in Pavia, Italy, with his team.

Flu, Covid easing, EODY reveals in weekly report
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Respiratory infections from viruses like the flu are showing signs of easing after a sharp spike over the Christmas holidays, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) reported on Thursday.


Orthrus arrives in Greece as influenza cases drop
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The new offshoot of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 known as Orthrus (CH.1.1) has arrived in Greece, according to the National Public Health Organization’s (EODY) weekly epidemiological report. 

Covid claims 186 lives last week
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Health authorities on Thursday announced that 186 patients with Covid-19 died from January 9 to January 15, an increase of 16% on the previous week.

‘Kraken’ Covid subvariant detected in Greece
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XBB.1.5, the latest Omicron Covid subvariant that has been nicknamed “Kraken”, has arrived in Greece, with six cases being detected last week, the National Organization for Public Health’s (EODY) weekly epidemiological report for respiratory infections has said.




Experts reassuring over new subvariant
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Greek experts appear reassuring that the XBB.1.5 subvariant of Covid-19 that seems to be prevailing in the United States will not necessarily spread to Europe as fast.

Schools to reopen on Monday, no masks required
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Schools will open as planned on Monday, the Education Ministry has confirmed, responding to speculation that the start of the new semester after the holiday break may be delayed by the spike in Covid and other respiratory infections among children recorded in recent weeks.


Greece to require negative Covid tests for travelers from China
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Air travelers to Greece from China must show they have tested negative for Covid-19 48 hours before arrival, a new requirement that will be announced shortly, two government officials said on Thursday. On Wednesday, the EU’s Integrated Political Crisis Response group (IPCR) recommended that member states introduce restrictions. Its decisions are usually published within days […]