Greece is a country in the southern Balkans


Foreign Ministry condemns vandalism of Larissa’s Holocaust Monument, synagogue

Greece's Foreign Ministry on Friday condemned the vandalism of the Holocaust Monument and the wall of the local Synagogue in the city of Larissa on Thursday, describing it as "heinous."

"This abhorrent act offends the memory of the victims of the Holocaust and is not in line with Greek culture and the values of Greek society," the ministry said in a statement.

PM: Turkey must face consequences if provocations continue

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Friday that Turkey should face consequences if it continues its "provocative actions" against Greece.

Speaking at the online Lisbon Web Summit on Friday, he said that issues between Greece and Turkey concern Europe and NATO as well, as they affect the entire Eastern Mediterranean region.

Greece to ban entry to infected visitors from land borders

Anyone arriving at Greece's land borders who test positive for the novel coronavirus will not be allowed to enter the country, Deputy Civil Protection Minister Nikos Hardalias announced on Friday.

Speaking during a regular press briefing on the developments with the pandemic, Hardalias also said that authorities will ban visits to the monasteries of Mount Athos.

98 new Covid-19 deaths, lower number of infections

Greek health authorities announced 1,667 new SARS-CoV-2  cases on Friday, pushing the total number to 113,185.

Of the new cases, only nine were detected in Attica.

The daily death toll was also high on Friday, with the National Organization for Public Health (EODY) reporting 98 new deaths from Covid-19, raising the total number of fatalities to 2,804.