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Covid-19: Greece to Open Nursery and Primary Schools First

Greek health experts have agreed that kindergartens and primary schools can re-open on January 11, under strict guidelines and Covid-19 measures.

Tough Covid-19 Lockdown Measures for New Year’s in Greece

Greek authorities said Covid-19 restrictions including a curfew, no travel between prefectures, and text messaging for all movement, would also apply for New Year’s.

High Covid-19 Rates in Greece Create Concern

Greek authorities are considering to re-examine lockdown measures and holiday restrictions, following a strong persistence of Covid-19 incidents in Western Attica and Northern Greece.

Greek Hotel Restaurants Ordered to Close on Christmas, New Year Eve

Greek authorities have ordered hotels to close their restaurants for the holidays to avoid the possibility of crowding and the spread of Covid-19.

Greece’s Tourist Guides Call for Extra Aid Due to Covid-19

Greece’s professional tourist guides are calling on the government to extend financial support through to March 2021.

PM: Greece Must Avoid a 3rd Wave of Covid-19 at All Costs

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis backed the government’s decision to continue lockdown measures into the new year stressing the need to avoid a third wave of Covid-19.

Covid-19: Greece Opens Holiday Shops with Distancing Measures

Retail stores selling holiday goods will open in Greece on Monday December 7 despite the extension of the country's lockdown measures.

Greece Pushes Second Covid-19 Lockdown to December 14

The government will extend Greece's second Covid-19 lockdown by one week, to December 14, but allow the opening of retail stores selling holiday goods.

Persistent Covid-19 Curve Forces Greece to Extend Lockdown

Greek authorities may be forced to extend the country’s second lockdown beyond initially announced dates, according to Government Spokesperson Stelios Petsas.

Greek Tourism Body SETE Calls for Extra Covid-19 Relief 

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) is calling for additional support measures for tourism enterprises in Greece that have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Greece to Remain in Lockdown, Efforts Made to ‘Save Christmas’

Greece's government and health authorities expect the country's second lockdown to continue into December, as Covid-19 is still spreading faster than the allowable rate.

Greece Announces Covid-19 Vaccination Plan

Free Covid-19 vaccination will be possible at 1,018 points across Greece, once the first effective drugs are made available, according to Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Greece to Open Schools, Shops First After Lockdown 2

Schools, shops and restaurants are the areas which will resume activity in Greece in the first week of December, according to Government Spokesman Stelios Petsas.

Greek Travel Agents Seek Support to Survive Covid-19

Greek travel agents are seeking government support to shore up liquidity and cover operating costs amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Greece’s Passenger Shipping Sector Requests Covid-19 Aid

The Greek passenger shipping sector is expected to post over 300 million euros in losses this year due to the repercussions of Covid-19.

Greece’s Second Lockdown is in Response to Pressure on Healthcare System

Sotiris Tsiodras, epidemiologist and head of the Greek government’s Covid-19 health committee, explains why Greece went into a second lockdown.

Commission Sees 9% Slowdown in 2020 for Greece Due to Covid-19

The European Commission revised down its initial growth forecast for Greece to 9% percent in 2020, due to the impact of the pandemic on tourism and exports.

EU Downgrades 2021 Growth Forecast Due to Covid-19 Resurgence

The European Commission has downgraded its 2021 growth forecast as one by one member states enter second lockdowns due to the Covid-19 pandemic.