Health Ministry

Doctor MPs returning to duty will work like regular staff, says minister

Greek lawmakers who wish to offer their services as doctors in fighting the coronavirus pandemic will have to sign a contract with the the country's national health service, work a full-time schedule and face the same liabilities as other medical staff, Deputy Health Minister Vassilis Kontozamanis said on Friday during a regular press briefing about developments with the virus.

Turkey may take additional virus measures, says Erdoğan

Turkey may take additional measures to bring the COVID-19 outbreak under control, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said as the country has seen a spike in the number of virus cases over the past weeks.

"We have to introduce those measures in line with the steps the Health Ministry has taken and we will continue to do so," Erdoğan told reporters in Istanbul on Nov. 27.

Lockdown extended for another week, public transport on hold for two more

Ljubljana – The government decided on Thursday to extend by a week all of the main lockdown measures, including the ban on gatherings, in-class schooling, movement among municipalities and the 9pm-6am curfew. Public transport will remain closed and the current mask wearing regime, which includes masks outdoors, will stay in place for at least two more weeks.

Coronavirus/ Iohannis: Vaccination strategy - approved on Friday by Government, next week probably in CSAT

President Klaus Iohannis announced that the anti-COVID vaccination strategy will be approved, on Friday, in a Government sitting, after which next week, probably on Wednesday, it will be adopted by the Supreme Council for the Country's Defence.

One more Covid-19 death brings total to 185

Greek media reported one more death from Covid-19 in Greece on Tuesday, which brings the total number to 185.

The victim was a 74-year-old man from the town of Xanthi who was being treated in the University Hospital of Alexandroupolis.

The official death toll announced by the Health Ministry on Monday afternoon was 184, along with a total of 3,134 infections.