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ING Study: Greece Among Eurozone Economies Vulnerable to Covid-19 Shock

The spread of Covid-19 will have a significant impact on growth in Greece, with recovery after the crisis subsides expected to be slower, according to a study by ING.

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.

TIF-Helexpo Offers Premises for Covid-19 Cause

TIF-Helexpo has offered its Thessaloniki and Athens premises to state authorites, with the aim to support their efforts against the further spread of the coronavirus in the country.

Greece Shows Italy Solidarity in Coronavirus Times

Greece expressed its solidarity to Italy, which has been severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, during an event held by the Greek Foreign Ministry in Athens.

Covid-19: Volos Authorities to Close Waterfront Area

Local authorities in Volos, central Greece, have decided to ban access to the city's waterfront, as part of efforts to avoid the further spread of Covid-19.

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.

Lufthansa Group Extends Returnee Flight Schedule Until May 3

Lufthansa is extending its returnee flight schedule until May 3, due to the continuing travel restrictions.

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.

IATA: Covid-19 Travel Bans a Threat to Airline Cash Reserves

Airlines may burn through $61 billion of their cash reserves during the second quarter ending 30 June 2020, if governments do not step in with aid, says IATA.

Athens Airport Passenger Traffic Tumbles by 61.3% in March

Passenger traffic at Athens Airport dropped by 61.3 percent in March 2020, compared to the same month last year, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on travel.

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.

Global Airline Capacity Nosedives Hit by Coronavirus Outbreak

In the last seven days some 20 million scheduled seats were cut by airlines globally, according to OAG Aviation Worldwide.

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.

Study: 50% of Greeks Believe they will be Infected by Covid-19

Half of all Greeks believe they will at some point contract the Covid-19 virus with a large percentage calling for stricter measures, according to a study by Interview.

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.

Skiathos Palace Cup Postponed Due to COVID-19

The Skiathos Palace Cup, a sailboat match racing event that was scheduled to take place in May on Skiathos, has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Singapore Airlines to Issue S$5.3Billion in New Equity

Singapore Airlines will offer all shareholders S$5.3 billion in new equity and up to a further S$9.7 billion through 10-year Mandatory Convertible Bonds.

Demand for Travel Stronger After Covid-19, Says Study

Despite the coronavirus crisis, the interest for travel appears strong for January 2021, according to a study by travel marketing solutions provider Sojern.