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GREECE

194,582

Total Cases

6,557

Total Deaths

169,525

Total Recovered

18,500

Total Active Cases

0

New Deaths

0

New Cases


via uiargonaut03/02/2021

COVID-19 outbreaks on campus have some Greek chapters on lock-down - Argonaut

An uptick in COVID-19 cases on the University of Idaho’s campus is likely isolated to a few Greek chapters and on-campus apartments, according to a memo from UI President Scott Green.  The university reported 61 positive results for last week – a sharp increase from just four new case numbers…

via arabnews03/02/2021

S.Korea says up to medical personnel to extract extra doses of COVID vaccine from vial - Arab News

SEOUL: A decision by South Korean health authorities to allow more doses to be extracted from coronavirus vaccine vials sparked controversy on Tuesday as the country ramped up its vaccinations of health care workers and the elderly. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) had allowed health care workers to use the remaining doses if they can squeeze more out of

via devdiscourse02/25/2021

Pandemic, EU billions drive Greece's digital revolution - Devdiscourse

"We still use pens to write," said Dimitris, a public sector manager planning to retire after 44 years, who did not want to give his last name in case it complicated the battle he faces to claim his pension. CALCULATOR AND PAPER "There are certain prerequisites for Greece to leapfrog as it needs, because right now it lags behind in most metrics," said Nikos Vettas, head of the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE) thinktank. As well as 5G infrastructure, overhauling public sector management and education reforms to improve digital skills were vital.

via arabnews02/25/2021

How UAE, Greece came close together - Arab News

On Nov. 18, 2020, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited Abu Dhabi for the second time in a few months to meet with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed. The meeting proved historic. Greece and the UAE signed a strategic partnership agreement, including a mutual defense clause. Athens hailed it as one of the most important agreements it had signed since World War II.


via news.yahoo02/24/2021

6-year-old dies of injuries in Greek migrant camp fire - Yahoo News

A 6-year-old boy from Iran died of burns suffered during an overnight fire at a migrant camp northwest of Athens, Greek authorities said Wednesday. The blaze broke out late Tuesday at a short-term residence facility near the town of Thebes, about 90 kilometers (55 miles) from the Greek capital. The fire service said in a statement that firefighters sent to the incident were initially prevented by camp residents from entering, and had to call police support to get in and extinguish the blaze.

via news.yahoo02/24/2021

WVU COVID-19 isolation facilities no longer default option for Greek housing residents - Yahoo News

Feb. 24—MORGANTOWN — Isolation space in Arnold Hall and Apartments and in Gaskins House is no longer a guarantee for students residing in Greek housing, following a spike in COVID-19 cases among residents. According to the university's COVID-19 dashboard, within Greek housing, 74 students are quarantining and 11 are in isolation as of Feb. 21. "This isn't an outbreak, there's not something ...

via schengenvisainfo02/23/2021

Greece Prolongs Incoming Flight Restrictions Until March 8 - SchengenVisaInfo.com - SchengenVisaInfo.com

Authorities in Greece have extended travel restrictions for international flight passengers as well as mandatory quarantine requirements until March 8, the country’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced. Citizens from countries outside the European Union and those who don’t belong in the Schengen Zone will remain banned from entering, the announcement reveals, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports. Passengers […]

via sjuhawknews03/02/2021

COVID-19 impacts summer study abroad programs – The Hawk Newspaper - The Hawk

After nearly a year without university-sponsored study abroad due to the coronavirus pandemic, a lot of hope is riding on St. Joe’s summer programs. But so far, one of the three programs is canceled, and decisions for the other two summer programs have not yet been made.  On Feb. 19, the Center f

via news.yahoo02/27/2021

Israeli team in Greece probing ship suspected of oil spill, ministry says - Yahoo News

Israel has sent investigators to Greece to inspect a ship suspected of causing an oil spill that has covered much of Israel's shoreline with tar, the Environment Protection Ministry said on Saturday. Israel has been looking at a spill from a ship that passed about 50 km (30 miles) offshore on Feb. 11 as the possible source of what environmental groups are calling a disaster for wildlife. "We will ... use all means until we find the environmental perpetrator responsible for the pollution," Environmental Protection Minister Gila Gamliel said in a statement.


via cavalierdaily02/25/2021

NPHC Week celebrates Black History Month, historically Black Greek organizations at the University - University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily

Today, around 60 students are pledged with the eight chapters at the University. Several NPHC-affiliated organizations start membership intake later in the Spring semester.

via news.yahoo02/24/2021

WorldView: Malaysia deports people back to Myanmar; Greek doctors protest hospital conditions - Yahoo News

Malaysia has deported over 1,000 people back to Myanmar, directly going against an earlier court order to halt the process. Meanwhile, in Greece, doctors and health care workers protested the “suffocating” conditions at hospitals amid the pandemic. CBS News foreign correspondent Ian Lee joins CBSN AM to discuss these stories and more international news headlines.

via euobserver02/24/2021

Greek doctors strike over corona threat - EUobserver

Greek doctors went on a day-long strike on Tuesday, with some in Athens also marching in protest at what OEGNE, the medical trade union, called "suffocating" conditions at intensive-care wards, which were 80 percent full due to the pandemic. "There is a s...

via dominionpost02/23/2021

WVU COVID-19 isolation facilities no longer default option for Greek housing residents - Dominion Post - The Dominion Post

MORGANTOWN — Isolation space in Arnold Hall and Apartments and in Gaskins House is no longer a guarantee for students resiYou have reached content available exclusively to Dominion Post subscribers Subscribe today and receive 3 months of premium access for only $7! Subscribe Now or sign in to read the rest of this content.

via schengenvisainfo02/23/2021

Greece Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Certificates to All Vaccinated Citizens - SchengenVisaInfo.com - SchengenVisaInfo.com

After being among the first European countries to support the idea, Greece has become among the first ones to launch a digital vaccination certificate for all persons who have taken the two doses of the vaccine against the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). The announcement has been revealed by Greece’s Digital Governance Minister Kyriakos Pierrakakis, while the […]


via cavalierdaily02/26/2021

Student Council passes legislation denouncing COVID-19 violations during IFC, ISC recruitment - University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily

SR21-09  asks all fraternities and sororities to comply with the University Judiciary Committee’s ongoing investigation and encourages the University to take action against Greek organizations under investigation.

via arabnews02/25/2021

Emirates to digitally verify passengers' COVID-19 medical records - Arab News

DUBAI: Emirates has signed an agreement with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) to digitally verify passengers’ medical records, as part of the UAE’s efforts to revive the travel industry following the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.The IT systems of DHA-approved laboratories will be linked with Emirates’ reservations and check-in systems so the airline can verify

via elonnewsnetwork02/24/2021

Greek life organizations forced to pause in-person activities - Elon News Network

Greek life organizations, the Panhellenic and Interfraternity Councils, are now working to revise their plans for recruitment after Elon University ordered all fraternity and sorority activity to move to completely virtual environments. The order, issued to greek organizations Sunday, aims to limit small group interactions amid the coronavirus pandemic after multiple reports of parties and unmasked social gatherings. 

via yahoo02/24/2021

6-year-old dies of injuries in Greek migrant camp fire - Yahoo News

A 6-year-old boy from Iran died of burns suffered during an overnight fire at a migrant camp northwest of Athens, Greek authorities said Wednesday. The blaze broke out late Tuesday at a short-term residence facility near the town of Thebes, about 90 kilometers (55 miles) from the Greek capital. The fire service said in a statement that firefighters sent to the incident were initially prevented by camp residents from entering, and had to call police support to get in and extinguish the blaze.

via dukechronicle02/24/2021

Duke's COVID-19 positivity rate ticks up, remains lower than rates at UNC and NC State - Duke Chronicle

After decreasing for three weeks in a row, Duke’s positive COVID-19 tests increased slightly in the period of time from Feb. 15 to Feb. 21. 

via schengenvisainfo02/23/2021

Czech Republic Obliges Arrivals From Balearic Islands to Present COVID-19 Negative Test Results & Self-Isolate - SchengenVisaInfo.com - SchengenVisaInfo.com

The Czech Republic has updated the measures that apply on arrivals from other European Union Member States and Schengen Area associated countries, based on data on the infection rates in the countries obtained by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). According to the new change in measures, since Monday, February 22, arrivals […]