CORONAVIRUS


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NEWS

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday hailed the efficacy of home-testing in containing the spread of coronavirus, however warning Greeks to steel themselves against a sense of complacency. 


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CORONAVIRUS

There were no signs of the pandemic letting up Tuesday as Greece logged a record number of intubated Covid-19 patients, with daily deaths approaching the 100 mark and infections hovering steadily above 4,000. 


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NEWS

The European Commission is seeking clarification from Johnson & Johnson about its “completely unexpected” announcement of delays in deliveries of Covid-19 vaccines to the European Union, an EU official told Reuters on Tuesday.



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VACCINES

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration have recommended that use of the Johnson & Johnson single-dose Covid-19 vaccine be put on “pause,” pending an investigation into reports of potentially “dangerous” clots.

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NEWS

Greece’s general secretary for primary healthcare indicated on Tuesday that the vaccination platform will be ready to open to people in their 40s in May as the country expects a significant increase in vaccine deliveries over the next two months.


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NEWS

Cyprus is considering restrictions similar to those adopted by Greece and the United Kingdom for the AstraZeneca vaccine, as European health authorities continue to investigate reports of rare blood clots linked to the shot.

A National Organization for Public Health (EODY) worker processes a swab in a mobile coronavirus testing unit on downtown Athens’ Ermou Street on Tuesday. EODY dispatches testing units to different parts of the country every day in a bid to encourage widespread public testing. [Panagiotis Tzamaros/InTime News]
NEWS

Three migrants who attempted to leave the island of Corfu for Italy in a wooden boat tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday after they were located and arrested by the Hellenic Coast Guard.

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NEWS

The government is expected to announce the extension of self-testing – as already applied on Monday in schools – to other areas of economic and social life, such as retail, professional drivers, delivery workers etc by the end of the week, most likely Friday.