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Mykonos and Santorini placed in partial lockdown

Stricter restrictive measures have been imposed on the islands of Mykonos and Santorini in a bid to prevent a spread of Covid-19 in the two popular holiday destinations. 

At the same time, the villages of Damaskinia and Dragassia in the municipality of Voio, northern Greece, came out of quarantine on Monday.

Romania, below EU average, above Austria in terms of healthy years of life

Romania is below the European Union average when it comes to the number of years a person is expected to continue to live in a healthy condition at birth, but above other EU member states, such as Austria, Finland and Slovenia, show data released on Tuesday by Eurostat.

Opposition presents 10-point economic buffer plan

Leftist opposition SYRIZA on Monday presented a 10-point plan to shield the economy from the effects of the coronavirus epidemic, drawing on funds from the cash buffer left over from Greece's bailout, and European Union and European Central Bank resources.

Healthcare system preparing Covid-19 exit strategy

Because of the coronavirus epidemic, hospitals and other health institutions around the country have limited their services to treating emergency cases, cancer patients, child deliveries and paediatric cases.

Real estate market waiting for coronavirus epidemic to end

Agencies say that clients have not abandoned their intentions to buy or lease real estate, and that the true impact of the crisis would depend on the duration of the epidemic and the purchasing power after it.

Romanian doctors, nurses to help Italian colleagues under EU civil protection co-operation

A Romanian medical team made up of doctors and nurses are joining today Italian colleagues to support them in the fight against the novel coronavirus. On World Health Day, Romanian doctors and nurses departed on a C-27J Spartan aircraft of the Romanian Air Force on Bucharest - Timisoara - Milan route, in solidarity with Italy's healthcare staff.

More than 40 employees infected in Narodni Front, including a pregnant woman VIDEO

The hospital functions on regular basis, and 16 babies were born during the previous day. Over 30 newborns are currently in the maternity ward.
As for TV Prva Branka Nikolic, PhD said, they are also prepared in case someone conceals to have the symptoms or does not know that they are positive for coronavirus.

Greek-American doctor on front line of coronavirus pandemic

Dr George Nerantzakis (left) and Will Vanderwall, a physician assistant, prepare to perform a procedure for a patient stricken with the coronavirus at the Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York, last week. With the New York death toll already topping 4,000 people, the hospital has been hit hard by the crisis and an estimated one third of medical staff have been put in quarantine.

Unified European crisis management needed

The disastrous impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is pushing Europe towards an existential crossroads. In defining the measures to respond to the crisis, two opposite blocks are forming: the front of the southern countries ("South") with larger public debts and weaker economic growth and the one of the northern countries ("North") with accounts in order and significantly lower debt-to-GDP ratios.

4,417 people infected with novel coronavirus in Romania - 182 deaths

Bucharest, April 7 /Agerpres - A number of 4,417 people have been confirmed so far in Romania with the novel coronavirus, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Tuesday. Since the last information sent by GCS, another 360 cases of illness have been registered. Of the infected persons, 460 were declared cured and discharged from hospital.

PM sends message of support to diaspora Greeks

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Tuesday sent a message of support to Greeks in the United States, where the coronavirus death toll has surpassed 10,000 and infections have risen to nearly 400,000.