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Greece Bets on Contemporary Culture with €15m Boost

The Greek government will allocate 15 million euros in funds to enhance contemporary culture and support artists during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Covid-19: Greece Imposes Curfew on Mykonos

Greek authorities have imposed a strict curfew on the residents of Mykonos for the next 14 days, in efforts to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.

Greece Extends Covid-19 Social Distancing Restrictions Until April 27

The social distancing measures in Greece, taken to curb the spread of Covid-19, will be extended by three weeks until April 27.

Covid-19: Commission Approves €2bn Greek Guarantee Measure to Support Companies

The European Commission has approved a €2 billion Greek guarantee measure to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

Pandemic Spurs EU MPs to Call for More Refugee Support

European lawmakers urged member states to offer Greece more support in its efforts to deal with the ongoing refugee crisis, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Athens’ Stanley Hotel Sets Example, Steps in as Shelter Under Greek Covid-19 Plan

The Stanley Hotel Athens will temporarily be converted into a quarantine center for incoming travelers to Greece, as part of precautionary measures under a national Covid-19 scheme.

Covid-19: EU to Set Up SURE Job Protection Tool for Member States

The Commission has proposed the creation of SURE, a temporary emergency support instrument aiming to safeguard thousands of jobs at risk across the EU.

Greece Bans Swimming Due to Covid-19

Greece has imposed a ban on swimming, underwater fishing and the use of private marine recreational facilities, as part of safety measures to avoid the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19).

Covid-19: New Guidelines for Greece’s Public Transport

The Greek Transport Ministry has announced new regulations to cover public and private means of mass transport, as part of precautionary actions against Covid-19.

Greek Island Mayors Call for Total Easter Travel Ban

The mayors of a number of Greek islands are urging the government to tighten current travel restrictions ahead of Greek Orthodox Easter, in efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19.

Commission Issues Advice on EU Non-essential Travel Ban

The Commission has issued additional guidance to ensure that a temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU is being implemented equally by all member states.

Greek PM Encourages Gov’t Officials to Offer Half of Salary for Covid-19 Cause

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has called on government officials to offer half of their salaries over the next two months to help address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Chios Tourism Body Calls for Gov’t Actions to Restore Tourist Activity

The Chios Tourism Organization is calling for measures to restore the island’s reputation after being impacted by the refugee crisis and now by the coronavirus outbreak.

Athens Extends ‘Help at Home’ Program to Support Vulnerable Groups

The Municipality of Athens has introduced its “Help at Home Plus” program that aims to support vulnerable groups during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Greece Mulls Measures to Reboot Tourism After Covid-19

Greek authorities are examining a series of measures in efforts to give the tourism sector a boost after the coronavirus pandemic subsides.

Covid-19: Short-term Rental Operators in Greece Seeking Support

The Greek Property Managers Association is requesting for the government to include Airbnb-style rental operators in a support scheme for businesses impacted by the Covid-19 crisis.

Greek Tourist Guides Call for Inclusion in Covid-1 Aid Scheme

The Greek Tourist Guide Federation is calling on the government to include professional guides in its financial support program aimed at mitigating the repercussions of the coronavirus crisis.

Covid-19: Authorities Ban Access to Thessaloniki Waterfront Area

Access to Thessaloniki's waterfront has been banned, after hundreds of residents continued to defy the social distancing measures imposed due to COVID-19.

Covid-19: Greece Boosts Support Actions for Businesses and Workers

Greece has announced support measures for 800,000 businesses and 1.7 million private-sector employees, affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

European Parliament Approves €37bn for Coronavirus-hit Sectors

The European Parliament has voted in favor of making 37 billion euros from EU structural funds available to member countries to tackle the coronavirus crisis.