Nikos Hardalias

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.

Government announces stricter public health measures after COVID-19 super-spreading events

The situation with enormous crowding at bars and clubs over the last days- at least 100 cases were traced to a single huge party, reportedly including many high school students in the Athens seaside area of Alimos - has left the government scrambling to tighten public health precautions and measures, which were announced today by Deputy Minister for Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias, to help ste

Hardalias: Restrictions on unvaccinated in line with rule of law, protection of public health

Amid intense public debate over privileges offered to COVID-19 vaccinated citizens, as well as over changes in the operation of restaurants and travel by ship, Deputy Minister for Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias told a televised news conference today that unvaccinated citizens will face limitations and difficulties.

COVID-19 Delta variant ‘orange alert’ from Tsiodras, what was discussed with Hardalias

The Greek Health Ministry and the Civil Protection bureau issued a COVID-19 orange alert (moderate risk) today after the appearance and expected spread of the more transmissible Delta variant, which was isolated in India, especially on the island of Crete, which has the most confirmed cases.

Let the music play: Seven ND MPs ask government to revoke music ban at restaurants, bars, cafes

Seven ruling New Democracy MPs have sent a letter to Deputy Minister Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias challenging the government's decision to ban music at restaurants, cafes, and bars which re-opened today after being shut down for six months, and asking it to revoke the measure and postpone the 22:45 curfew until midnight.