A fleet of 11 inflatables carrying volunteers and medical staff of the Symplefsi NGO departed on Thursday from the port of Lavrio in Attica to nine small islands in the Aegean Sea to provide medical services to local communities.


Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias estimated Thursday that a wall of immunity against Covid-19 will be created by the summer to protect 60-70% of the population, provided that deliveries of vaccines from the manufacturing companies continue smoothly.


The da Vinci Research Kit, a surgical robot designed to assist and train surgeons for minimally invasive surgery, conducted a peg transfer at a lab at the University of California, Berkeley.


In this day and age, it is easy to believe that the majority of Greeks are extremists, obsessives, and occasionally unhinged.


Banning music in cafes and restaurants when they are allowed to reopen with outdoor seating Monday was recommended to prevent customers from leaning to close to each other to be heard over the din, a doctor explained Thursday.


Market inspections by the Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food have intensified this year to ensure the quality of foodstuffs at the table during the Easter holiday.


A priest waits his turn for a rapid coronavirus test outside Athens’ Metropolitan Cathedral, on Monday. A drive has been launched to test clerics and workers in the Athens Archdiocese as Holy Week got under way.


Τhe opening Tuesday of the platform enabling people in 30-39 age group to book an appointment for a vaccination is another block in the construction of an adequate wall of immunity against the coronavirus, Digital Governance Minister Kyriakos Pierrakakis said in an interview with the Athens-Macedonian News Agency on Saturday. 


A protester wearing a protective face mask takes part in a rally by health workers outside the Greek Ministry of Health in central Athens, Thursday, demanding the government increase the number of medical workers in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

WHO Regional Director for Europe Hans Henri P. Kluge (r) speaks to the press during a visit to a vaccination center with Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias (l) in Athens, on Friday. [InTime News]

An estimated 8 million lives are lost globally each year due to poor quality healthcare. The current Covid-19 pandemic has clearly demonstrated that quality assurance and patient safety are severely challenged today more than ever.