COVID-19

First confirmed case of Brazilian COVID-19 variant in Greece

The first confirmed case in Greece of the highly transmissible Brazilian variant of SARS-CoV-2, reportedly a man in Athens, was announced today by the National Public Health Organisation (EODY).

A "Variant of Concern" for scientists, P.1.2 (VOC-21JAN-02) has been dubbed the "Brazilian" variant.

Romania's COVID-19 daily case count rises by 103; tests performed in last 24 hours: over 30,000

As many as 103 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Romania were recorded in the last 24 hours following 30,239 tests nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Friday. These are cases of patients that have not previously tested positive.

Food sector, hairdressers added to vaccine priority groups

Turkey has added new group of professionals, including people working in the eatery sector, drivers, lawyers and barbers, to its vaccination program that has been gaining momentum lately.

This week citizens aged 45 and older already started receiving their COVID-19 injections, while the vaccinations of people over the age of 40 will begin early next week.

Slovenia recorded 195 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, one death

Ljubljana – A total of 3,030 PCR tests were conducted in Slovenia on Wednesday to confirm 195 coronavirus infections, a positivity rate of 6.4%, the government said on Thursday. 172 Covid-19 patients are in hospital today, including 49 in intensive care. One patient died.

COVID-19 vaccination campaign: 41,554 people immunised in last 24 hours, 18,554 with first dose

Romania's National COVID-19 Vaccination Coordination Committee (CNCAV) has reported that in the last 24 hours, 41,554 doses of vaccine were administered, of which 28,383 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, 2,648 of the Moderna vaccine, 1,413 of the AstraZeneca vaccine and 9,110 of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Romania's COVID-19 death toll rises by 148 to 31,531

Another 148 Romanians infected with SARS-CoV-2 died in the last 24 hours, including 124 from 2020 and early 2021 entered by the public health directorates at the request of the Ministry of Health, according to data released on Thursday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force. According to GCS, they are 80 men and 68 women.

Romania's COVID-19 daily case count rises by 140; tests performed in last 24 hours: over 28,000

As many as 140 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Romania were recorded in the last 24 hours following 28,388 tests nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Wednesday. These are cases of patients that have not previously tested positive.

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