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Citizens’ observance of inoculation appointments surpasses 95% in Greece

The process of vaccinations against the coronavirus is underway without any hurdles, according to the government's plan, said Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis after a meeting he chaired at the operations center of the General Secretariat for Civil Protection on Tuesday evening, ANA reports. The inoculation of citizens over the age of 85 will be completed soon, followed by the vaccination of those aged 80-84, he added.  Nearly 92,401 vaccinations have so far been carried out, according to the latest data presented at the meeting, while more than 11,000 doses have been given to citizens over 85; another 6,000 vaccinations have also been performed at nursing homes thus far, was pointed out.  Citizens' observance of inoculation appointments surpasses 95 pct, it was noted.  RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations, Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism report Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons License: CC-BY-SA Copyright: Martino Gian Let's block ads! (Why?)

Roman shipwreck filled with ancient treasures discovered off Greek island of Kassos

Impressive archaeological finds, including amphorae and pottery of various styles and eras, were discovered in shipwrecks located in the sea area of Kassos, the southernmost island in the Aegean Sea. One of them, which is considered the most significant, is placed in the Roman period and dates between the 2nd and 3rd century AD. The trove of treasures was found during the second underwater research mission carried out in September and October by the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities of the Ministry of Culture and Sports in collaboration with the Institute of Historical Research of the National Research Foundation. As Greece's Ministry of Culture and Sports noted in a relevant announcement, “In the remote Kassos, which was a crossroads of civilizations, but also an important navigation center from antiquity to recent years, underwater archaeological research has brought to light important new findings.” Twenty-three specialized scientists and technicians of various fields performed over one hundred group dives, exploring the sea bed for more than 200 hours and inspecting most of the area which is part of the three-year research project (2019 – 2021) carried out for the first time in the sea area of ​​Kasos. It an area of ​​particular interest as it was a crossroads of cultures and an important navigation center from antiquity to modern times. The most significant find is the Roman-era shipwreck, which carried amphorae (Dressel 20) containing oil constructed in Spain in the area of Guadalquivir (1st to 3rd century AD), as well as Africana I amphorae made at the ceramic workshops of Africa Proconsularis and specifically in the region of present-day Tunisia, dating between the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD. The underwater discovery also found another three shipwrecks: one carrying amphorae made in the North Aegean in the Hellenistic era (1st century B.C.) another carrying amphorae made in ancient Mendi during the Classical era (5th century B.C.) a third that dates to more modern times Let's block ads! (Why?)

Archbishop of Americas shares message of hope on Martin Luther King Day (video)

NEW YORK -- Archbishop Elpidophoros spiritual leader of Greek Orthodox Christians in America,  sent a video message via social media honoring and recognizing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The full text follows:  My beloved Sisters and Brothers in Christ, It has been fifty-two years since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – an American icon of non-violence, justice, and peace. His murder in Memphis, Tennessee those many years ago still haunts our National soul, for the racism that inspired the hate of his person and message, still persists in our country. Given the unrest we have witnessed, let us use the annual memorial to Dr. King to ask ourselves: “What am I doing for racial justice, equality, and peace?” There is no doubt in my mind that the arc of History will ultimately bend toward justice because our God is Righteous and Merciful. But we also bear a responsibility, to speak, and to act in the interests of justice for all. We must recognize that the wounds of centuries of slavery have not been fully overcome simply because there was a Civil War, or because there was Reconstruction, or when the Voting Rights Act was signed by President Johnson in the presence of Dr. King. Justice takes hard work over generations, and as Christians, we are called to that work. And let us remember that our journey to justice is through love, and the creation of a beloved community where we love our neighbors – whomever they may be, as we love ourselves. Dr. King said it best: “But the end is reconciliation; the end is redemption; the end is the creation of the beloved community. It is this type of spirit and this type of love that can transform opposers into friends. … It is an overflowing love that seeks nothing in return. It is the love of God working in the lives of men.” To that, my friends, we can all say: Amen! Read more at thenationalherald.com RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations, Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism report Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons License: CC-BY-SA Copyright: Kostisl Let's block ads! (Why?)

SNF Dialogues Webcast: What has the COVID-19 pandemic taught us?

An SNF DIALOGUES webcast looks ahead to the post-pandemic landscape for science and society. As COVID-19 vaccines begin to reach people around the world, SNF DIALOGUES will hold a live webcast discussion on what comes next: Waiting to Restart: What has COVID-19 taught us? This latest installment in the DIALOGUES series, held through journalism nonprofit iMEdD, will take place on Wednesday, January 27 at 18:30 (EET). Will the story we will end up telling about this time be a celebration of an extraordinary scientific accomplishment or one of doubt and negativity? Will our outlook about the future be optimistic, or colored by pent-up anger over how events have unfolded? Are we in for a return to the pre-COVID modus vivendi, or for a rethink of old habits and old policies? Guided by your questions and comments, renowned experts will discuss the critical question of what COVID-19 has taught us—and how this experience will determine the future of society and science, as well as of their relationship. The discussion will feature Spyros Artavanis-Tsakonas, Professor Emeritus of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School, Professeur honoraire of Genetic and Developmental Biology at the Collège de France, and President of Fondation Santé; Stavroula Tsinorema, Professor of Philosophy and Bioethics, Director of the Joint Postgraduate Programme in Bioethics, and Director of the Centre for Bioethics at the University of Crete; and Anthony Haztimoysis, Director of the sector of Philosophy and Associate Professor of Contemporary Philosophy at the University of Athens, Department of Philosophy and History of Science. Watch the SNF DIALOGUES Webcast and register at snfdialogues.org Read more at thenationalherald.com RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations, Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism report Let's block ads! (Why?)

Greece offers tax breaks to lure the international work-from-anywhere crowd

Greece wants to use its solid track record in combating the coronavirus as a way to help entice people to move to the country – and it’s promising that half of their income will be tax-free, Bloomberg reports. “Technology means we can now choose where we live and work,” Alex Patelis, chief economic adviser to Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, said in comments to Bloomberg. Greece “can now offer tax incentives as well as the sun,” he noted. Greece won international praise for the way it handled the pandemic last spring. The country has put in place a second lockdown in an attempt to stop the most recent spread of Covid-19. Mitsotakis’s center-right government is trying to lure investment back to the country after more than four years of less business-friendly governments from the left. Bringing in foreigners and reversing the country’s brain drain are seen as keys to turning around the country’s performance in the wake of a decade-long debt crisis that cost nearly 25% of economic output. RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations, Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism report Photo Source: pixabay.com Let's block ads! (Why?)

All retail stores to open on Monday in Greece via the ‘click in shop’ method

The Expert infectious disease team has proposed opening retail stores nationwide in Greece from Monday via the ‘click in shop’ method, while they have recommended the ‘click-away’ shopping system in the areas designated as “red” (epidemiologically burdened areas). Churches will also open on January 24. The epidemiologically burdened areas include West Attica, Rodopi, Boeotia, and all areas that are in local lockdown status, protothema.gr reports. The suggestion of the infectious disease specialists concerns the whole of the retail sector and the hairdressers. Nevertheless, the team pointed out that the retail trade can be opened from Monday, but with conditions, such as increased tests. The official announcements are expected in the afternoon during the regular briefing by the Deputy Minister of Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias.Furthermore, the specialists gave the go-ahead for the opening of the churches from January 24, subject to the observance of all sanitary measures and with a maximum number of 50 believers (in the metropolitan churches). Earlier on Friday, Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Parliament had announced the relaxation of the measures. RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations, Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism report Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons License: CC-BY-SA Copyright: George E. Koronaios Let's block ads! (Why?)

Greece confirms 237 new Covid-19 infections and 28 fatalities on Sunday

Greece confirmed 237 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours of which 13 were identified at entry points to the country, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) said on Sunday, ANA reports. EODY also confirmed another 28 deaths due to Covid-19, bringing the standing totally in Greece to 5,469. The median age for the latter was 79 years and 95.4 pct had an underlying condition and/or were aged 70 or more. In addition, 3,225 were men. RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations, Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism report Let's block ads! (Why?)

Rapid antigen tests based on saliva samples available in Greece

Antigen tests for coronavirus based on saliva swabs are currently available in Greece, according to ANA. They are less costly, simpler to do, and they provide fast results in detecting coronavirus. Their results are available 15 minutes after sampling, with a 95 percent success rate, facilitating frequent testing of the same individual in the same month. In addition, they are easier to use with children. The new tests require saliva collection in a test tube, which is then mixed with a reactor. Three drops of this are placed on a diagnostic kit and results are available within 15 minutes. RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations, Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism report Photo Source: pixabay.com Let's block ads! (Why?)

Greek authorities report 510 new Covid-19 infections and 20 fatalities on Friday

Greece reported 510 new coronavirus infections in Greece on Saturday from 610 on Friday, according to data published by health authorities, ekathimerini.com reports. This brought the total number of cases in the country to 148,370. Of the new cases, just seven were detected at the country’s entry points, the National Organization for Public Health (EODY) announced in its daily bulletin. Overall fatalities from the pandemic rose to 5,441 after 20 Covid-19 deaths were added to the data. EODY also said that authorities have carried out 2,956,862 PCR tests and 830,881 rapid antigen tests since the start of the epidemic in Greece. RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations, Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism report Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons License: CC-BY-SA Copyright: Norbert Kaiser Let's block ads! (Why?)

AP: Norwegian Air cancels all long-haul routes including New York to Athens

Αssociated Press reports from New York that low-cost airline Norwegian Air Shuttle announced on January 14 that it will be cutting all its long-haul routes, including flights departing from the U.S. to destinations in Europe such as the New York to Athens route, Conde Nast (CN) Traveler reported, adding that the carrier will focus instead on its short-haul routes from Scandinavian countries to the rest of Europe in order to survive the global pandemic. Norwegian Air Shuttle CEO Jacob Schram said in a statement, “Our short-haul network has always been the backbone of Norwegian and will form the basis of a future resilient business model,” CN reported, adding that “Schram noted the airline did not expect the long-haul market to recover from the COVID-19 crisis anytime in the ‘near future.’” Read the full report more at thenationalherald.com RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations, Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism report Let's block ads! (Why?)