Pfizer-BioTech Covid-19 vaccines arrive in Nafplio, Argos hospitals

The hospitals of Nafplio and Argos in the Peloponnese received their first batches of the Pfizer-BioTech Covid-19 vaccines on Thursday, January 7, 2021. In Nafplio, the truck transporting the 115 doses was greeted with applause from the health workers and the deputy manager of the local hospital, Theodore Vassilopoulos, while the hospital in Argos received 145 doses.

Kranidi migrant facility again in lockdown after new Covid-19 cases

An accommodation facility in the town of Kranidi, in southern Greece, was placed in lockdown for two weeks on Tuesday after three more migrants tested positive for the novel coronavirus, Greek health authorities said Tuesday.

The only people who will be allowed in the hotel are its employees, healthcare professionals and police and military officials.

177 Kranidi residents test negative for coronavirus, report says

One hundred and seventy-seven residents from the small town of Kranidi, southern Greece, who were tested for the novel coronavirus came back negative, according to state-run broadcaster ERT on Thursday morning.

The tests wre ordered by health authorities after they discovered a cluster of coronavirus infections at a local facility housing refugees earlier this week.

Health, migration ministers discuss measures for migrant camps

Greece's health and migration ministers were meeting Wednesday to discuss protective measures to keep the novel coronavirus from spreading in the country's migrant camps.

The meeting between Vassilis Kikilas and Notis Mitarakis at the Health Ministry was being attended by the government's chief scientific adviser on the coronavirus, Sotiris Tsiodras, and other officials.

Coronavirus cases rise to 2,401 with death toll edging up to 121

Greek Health Ministry representative Sotiris Tsiodras on Tuesday announced 156 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total nationwide to 2,401.

He said 150 of these cases were registered among the residents of a refugee shelter in Kranidi, in the Peloponnese. 

Another five infected people died, Tsiodras said, pushing the death toll 121.