National Committee on COVID-19

Committee on COVID-19 to recommend ban on carnival parades, reject easing of restrictions

The National Committee on COVID-19 will reportedly recommend a ban on all carnival parades and celebrations this year and, according to sources, will reject any further loosening of public health restrictions currently in effect

The grandest carnival parade is held every year in the port city of Patras, and thousands from around the country flock to participate in the festivities.

Magiorkinis: Many questions remain about the Omicron 2 sub-variant of COVID-19

Athens University Medical School Professor of Hygiene and Epidemiology Gkikas Magorkinis, a prominent member and spokesman for the National Committee on COVID-19, touched on the emergence of the Omicron 2 sub-variant of COVID-19 at today's weekly press briefing.

Government poised for stricter measures amid projections of over 5,000 COVID-19 cases daily in November

The 5,440 COVID-19 cases confirmed in the last 24 hours by the National Organisation of Public Health have caused heightened concern in the government because the projection of experts is that the number of cases through much of November will be over 5,000 daily, with the accompanying burden on the National Health System.

As cases soar in northern Greece, government mulls public health restrictions in COVID-19 red zones

Nearly a month after the government lifted restrictions on COVID-19 vaccinated individuals in high-risk red zones, it is reviewing possible public health restrictions in those zones, such as northern Greece, where the vaccination rate is particularly low and hospitals are reeling with ICUs filled to capacity.

Experts warn of major spike in COVID-19 cases due to low vaccination rate

With hospitals in northern Greece already over-burdened with COVID-19 cases, in large measure because of the low rate of vaccination in the region (in some areas as low as 40 percent), experts on the National Committee on COVID-19 are expressing deep concerns of a major spike in cases in the region in the next two months

National Committee on COVID-19 experts warn of major spike in COVID-19 cases due to low vaccination rate

With hospitals in northern Greece already over-burdened with COVID-19 cases, in large measure because of the low rate of vaccination in the region (in some areas as low as 40 percent), experts on the National Committee on COVID-19 are expressing deep concerns of a major spike in cases in the region in the next two months

In a bid

In a bid to persuade people in areas epidemiologically characterised as high-risk red zones, which as a rule have very low vaccination rates, to get the COVID-19 jab, Health Minister Thanos Plevris today announced that there will no longer be lockdowns in red zones and that vaccinated residents in those area will not be subjected to greater restrictions than in areas that have a good epidemiolo

Islands of Ios, Mykonos on verge of COVID-19 lockdown, concerns about six more islands

Deputy Minister for Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias announced today that two of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece, Mykonos and Ios, are just a step away from a mini-lockdown due to the spike in COVID-19 cases on these islands at a moment that the highly transmissible Delta variant is on its way to totally prevailing.

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