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No virus can harm one's faith or customs. Nor is the exigency for health-protecting measures a blow to religious freedom.
We celebrated Easter with empty churches. Now, August 15 (one of Greece's biggest religious holidays) presents an even greater challenge: There is no blanket ban, meaning that adhering to the rules is up to the faithful.
Greece's Health Ministry said on Friday it had confirmed 254 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, 20 of which were detected in the country's entry points.
The total number of cases win the country now stands at 6,632, of which 55% percent are men.
The number of patients who are intubated stood at 22, with a median age of 63, while 136 have left ICU.
In this picture with a long shutter speed stars move in the night sky during the Perseid meteor shower in the Pineios Lake near the village of Velanidi, Peloponnese, Greece, late Thursday. The Perseids are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Swift-Tuttle. The Perseids shower is visible from mid-July each year, with the peak in activity being between Aug.
Turkey has urged Greece to avoid provocative actions against its research vessel Oruç Reis deployed in the eastern Mediterranean or it will be retaliated in kind, a statement in reference to an incident between the two countries involving a frigate, which was later described as "an accident" by the Greek authorities.
Tourism professionals are finding fault with Greek National Tourism Organization's (GNTO) expensive campaign on international media and social media.
They say its depiction of Greece as an open and safe destination is at odds with new restrictions being imposed almost daily to deal with the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.