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23/04/21
« on: Friday, 23 April, 2021 @ 04:30:50 »


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Greece is “Green” on Covid-19 Map for Testing, Positivity Rates

Greece appears to be performing well in terms of testing and positivity rates compared to the rest of Europe, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control’s (ECDC) weekly Covid-19 map.

As shown in the maps, which are released each Thursday and outline the general epidemiological situation across Europe, Greece is performing in the top category in terms of testing and positivity rates.
https://greekreporter.com/2021/04/22/greece-is-green-on-covid-19-map-for-testing-positivity-rate/

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Re: 23/04/21
« Reply #1 on: Friday, 23 April, 2021 @ 04:32:24 »
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Covid pandemic is over in Britain
Vaccine rollout cuts symptomatic infections by up to 90 per cent, real-world data show, leaving coronavirus at controllable ‘endemic’ levels

Britain is no longer in a pandemic, experts have said, as new data showed the vaccination programme is reducing symptomatic Covid infections by up to 90 per cent....
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/04/22/covid-pandemic-britain/

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« Reply #2 on: Friday, 23 April, 2021 @ 04:45:45 »
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UK visitors to spend €2.83 bln in Greece

An industry analysis in the UK revealed on Thursday that Greece could be set for a record cash boost of more than 2.83 billion euros from Brits eager to return to one of their favorite holiday destinations.

While international travel is still banned for the UK, if restrictions allow vaccinated holidaymakers to visit Greece, Britons could spend 10.5% more in the country than in the record year of 2019, when they spent €2.56 billion, data show.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/economy/1159925/uk-visitors-to-spend-e2-83-bln-in-greece/

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Re: 23/04/21
« Reply #3 on: Friday, 23 April, 2021 @ 04:59:54 »


Nearly forgot (for another year!) - today is St.George's Day.

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Re: 23/04/21
« Reply #4 on: Friday, 23 April, 2021 @ 08:21:49 »
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Kids can fly for FREE this summer to Greece with Aegean Airlines

Greek carrier Aegean Airlines is offering free child flights if travelling with at least one adult.

Kids have to be under 12, but it means a family of four could only pay for two flights to Greece this summer instead of four.
https://www.thesun.ie/travel/6889630/free-kid-flights-greece-summer-holiday-child/

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Re: 23/04/21
« Reply #5 on: Friday, 23 April, 2021 @ 11:54:59 »
Free rapid tests for coronavirus available to citizens of Argostoli municipality this coming Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 09:00-12:00  in front of the building of the Regional Unit of Kefalonia in Argostoli.

Participants need to wear a face covering, observe social distancing of 1.5m, present their AMKA number and ID.

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Re: 23/04/21
« Reply #6 on: Friday, 23 April, 2021 @ 13:45:29 »
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Human-to-cat Covid-19 transmission identified by scientists

Two cases of human-to-cat transmission of Covid-19 have been identified by researchers.

Scientists from the University of Glasgow found the cases of SARS-CoV-2 transmission as part of a screening programme of the feline population in the UK.

The cats, of different breeds, were living in separate households and displayed mild to severe respiratory signs.

Researchers believe both pets were infected by their owners, who had Covid-19 symptoms before the cats became unwell.
https://www.itv.com/news/2021-04-23/human-to-cat-covid-19-transmission-identified-by-scientists

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« Reply #7 on: Friday, 23 April, 2021 @ 15:35:57 »
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Greece: Tons of cannabis seized in cupcake machine shipment

Greek authorities say they have seized more than four tons of cannabis hidden in a shipment of industrial cupcake-making machines heading from Lebanon to Slovakia.
https://apnews.com/article/serbia-athens-bratislava-slovakia-greece

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« Reply #8 on: Friday, 23 April, 2021 @ 21:03:48 »
Two new cases of coronavirus on Kefalonia confirmed today by EODY.

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« Reply #9 on: Friday, 23 April, 2021 @ 21:06:40 »
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Easter Covid-19 Rules In Greece – Here’s What You Need To Know
https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/04/23/easter-covid-19-rules-greece/

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« Reply #10 on: Friday, 23 April, 2021 @ 21:58:58 »
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Analysis reports that the UK variant is the most common one in Greece

The UK variant of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is the most common one in Greece so far, the National Network of Genome Supervision said on Thursday, according to ANA.

DNA analysis carried out on a total of 8,815 selected coronavirus samples collected in Greece between February 26 and April 10, 2021, showed the three most common variants are the following:

1. UK lineage Variant VOC_202012 (64.22 pct)

2. Variant_E484K (4.65 pct)

3. South Africa lineage Variant 501.V2 (0.74 pct)
https://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/society/44342-analysis-reports-that-the-uk-variant-is-the-most-common-one-in-greece.html