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  1. Coronavirus cases rise to 1,613 with deaths up to 59

    Greek Health Ministry spokesman Sotiris Tsiodras on Friday announced 99 new coronavirus cases, raising the total in the country to 1,613.

  2. Primary healthcare shakeup to include 24-hour Covid-19 medical centers

    Greece’s Health Ministry is putting together a plan to restructure the primary healthcare system so that it is more efficient in its response to the coronavirus epidemic and relieves some of the pressure on overburdened hospitals.

  3. ‘Negative’ passengers on quarantined ferry being brought to land

    Passengers who have tested negative for the new coronavirus on the Eleftherios Venizelos ferry quarantined off the port of Piraeus are being transferred to the mainland and put up in hotels in the Greek capital.

  4. Cyprus court issues first prison sentence for Covid-19 decree violation

    The Larnaca District Court imposed a 30-day prison sentence and a 700-euro fine on a 52-year-old who had attacked a member of police after the officer fined a relative of his, who he was accompanying outdoors, for violating restriction measures.

  5. Israel to help Christians share ‘holy fire’ amid outbreak

    Israel is working with foreign governments and Orthodox Christian leaders in the Holy Land to make sure that one of their most ancient and mysterious rituals – the Holy Fire ceremony – is not extinguished by the coronavirus outbreak, officials said Friday.

  6. New monograph for US foreign policy in Eastern Mediterranean

    For reasons that had to do with the fact that the newly born nation had to primarily fight against naval isolation, the US developed a close connection with the Eastern Mediterranean from the early days of its existence.

  7. Pandemic takes heavy toll on textile firms

    After having survived Greece’s protracted financial crisis, albeit taking some powerful blows, the textile industry is now going under due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

  8. Ministry trying to keep exams on track, Kerameus says

    Education Minister Niki Kerameus has said the government is working hard to make sure that the coronavirus pandemic will not push back the dates of the nationwide examinations for university entrance. 

  9. Passengers mask up on the Athens metro

    A woman wearing a protective face mask walks past a metro wagon during rush hour in Athens Thursday. While masks are not obligatory attire and some experts have brought their efficiency to guard against Covid-19 into question, many people prefer to err on the side of caution. [EPA]

  10. PHOTO GALLERY: Athens streets deserted during lockdown

    Deserted squares, padlocked parks, empty avenues where lines of cars once idled bumper-to-bumper in traffic as motorbikes and scooters zoomed through the narrow gaps between.

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