Coronavirus disease

Foreign Ministry announces change of US air travel requirements in light of pandemic

All US-bound air travelers are required to present upon boarding a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours (3 days) before arrival to the US; both molecular and antigen tests are accepted, Romania's Foreign Ministry said in a release on the new measures announced by the American authorities regarding the requirements for entering the US in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Authorities report 585 new infections, 28 deaths from Covid-19

Greek health authorities announced another 585 cases of coronavirus on Friday, raising the overall number of infections since the start of the pandemic to 151,041.

According to data from the National Organization for Public Health (EODY), 28 patients died from Covid-19, raising the total death toll to 5,598.

Authorities report 585 new infections, 28 deaths from Covid019

Greek health authorities announced another 585 cases of coronavirus on Friday, raising the overall number of infections since the start of the pandemic to 151,041.

According to data from the National Organization for Public Health (EODY), 28 patients died from Covid-19, raising the total death toll to 5,598.

Health Ministry to set up surveillance network to track coronavirus mutations

Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias announced on Friday that the ministry will establish a nationwide surveillance and alert network to monitor mutated strains of SARS-CoV-2.

This will create more accurate epidemiological data that will help the government make better decisions for the protection of public health, Kikilias said after a meeting on the issue at the ministry.

26 cases of new Covid variant registered in Greece

A total of 26 cases of the new Covid-19 variant have been registered in Greece so far, Panagiotis Arkoumaneas, president of the National Public Organization Health (EODY), said on Friday.

The figure was made public as Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias held an emergency meeting with epidemiology experts at the Health Ministry to discuss how the new strain can be contained.

MS requests postponement of relaxation measures in Bucharest, due to cases of infection with new SARS-CoV-2 variant

Two other cases of infection with the increased transmissibility SARS-CoV-2 variant were sequenced at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases "Matei Bals", informed the Ministry of Health, specifying that it recommended, on Friday, to the Bucharest City Emergency Management Committee (CMBSU) to postpone the decisions to relax the restrictions.

Brazil Oxygen Supplies Running Short amid Second Covid Wave

Brazilian doctors and scientists are working hard to understand the new variant of Covid-19 that was found in the Amazon.

At the same time, doctors in the rainforest's biggest city Manaus are struggling to control rising numbers of deaths from Covid-19 and soaring cases, as the country goes through a devastating second wave. 

Bulgarian Virologist: Novel Strain of Covid-19 Attacks Younger People Too

The new coronavirus mutation yields a higher viral load and affects younger people, warned deputy director of the National Center for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Prof. Iva Hristova on Nova TV. We definitely will have to tighten the preventive measures, she said.

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