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15/05/21
« on: Saturday, 15 May, 2021 @ 03:34:35 »
One more case of coronavirus confirmed on Kefalonia yesterday by EODY.

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Re: 15/05/21
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 15 May, 2021 @ 03:37:29 »
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Freedom of the Press 2021: Greece in 70th Place in the World

The report notes the deterioration of press freedom in Greece in 2020, falling 5 places from last year in global rankings. The Conservative government under the leadership of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis granted generous tax breaks to media advertising but has sought, directly or indirectly, to control the flow of information closely as part of its attempts to tackle both the pandemic and the refugee crisis. Investigative media and media outlets that were critical of the government were either omitted or took a disproportionately smaller share of advertising worth €20 million included in a public information campaign on the Coronavirus.

Journalists had to get permission from the government before reporting on hospitals, while the Health Ministry has forbidden medical personnel to talk to the media. In February 2021, the public television channels were ordered not to transmit a video that was circulating on social media showing the prime minister ignoring quarantine restrictions.

The police resorted to violence and to arbitrary bans in order to prevent the uncovering of the refugee crisis on the islands. In Lesbos, journalists were banned from disclosing the consequences of the fire at the Moria refugee camp, while a group of Germans was briefly detained for trying to cover the arrival of new immigrants. In Samos, a German crew was held without charge and mistreated by the police. ERT, the Greek public television, which is directly controlled by the prime minister, even though the Council of State ruled that such a thing was unconstitutional, censored reports on the new immigrant and refugee camps.

In Athens, police stopped photo reporters from covering an event in late 2020 and attacked a journalist for alleged violation of pandemic restrictions, briefly arresting him. There are concerns about the new rules on policing demonstrations since they restrict the areas where the press can be present. In April 2021, the Greek journalist community was shocked by the murder of the journalist and police researcher, Yorgos Karaivas.
https://www.pressenza.com/2021/05/freedom-of-the-press-2021-greece-in-70th-place-in-the-world/

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Re: 15/05/21
« Reply #2 on: Saturday, 15 May, 2021 @ 03:38:50 »
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Greece Busts International Cigarette Smuggling Ring

Authorities seized 338 million smuggled cigarettes at the port of Piraeus, Greece according to an announcement issued on Friday.

The commander of the Independent Public Revenue Authority (AADE), George Pitsilis, made the announcement, highlighting that the cigarettes are worth 72 million euros ($87 million) in duties and taxes.
https://greekreporter.com/2021/05/14/greece-busts-international-cigarette-smuggling-ring/

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Re: 15/05/21
« Reply #3 on: Saturday, 15 May, 2021 @ 07:48:03 »
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Passenger Rules for Travel on Domestic Flights to the Greek Islands

The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA) on Friday announced the rules that all passengers must follow in order to be able to travel on domestic flights to island destinations in Greece.

Effective from Friday, May 14, people in Greece (residents and foreign visitors), including children over 5 years old, will be allowed to travel to the Greek islands by airplane only if they have one of the following:
https://news.gtp.gr/2021/05/14/passenger-rules-for-travel-domestic-flights-greek-islands/

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Re: 15/05/21
« Reply #4 on: Saturday, 15 May, 2021 @ 07:57:46 »
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World War Two: Holocaust happened on British soil too, 75-year-old report suggests

The Channel Islands fell under German occupation in the war with Jersey and Guernsey operating under Nazi rule. But it was Alderney and its concentration camps that witnessed mass death.
https://www.itv.com/news/2021-05-14/world-war-two-holocaust-happened-on-british-soil-too-75-year-old-report-suggests

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Re: 15/05/21
« Reply #5 on: Saturday, 15 May, 2021 @ 12:07:42 »
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Divorce Rate Rises as Marriages Decline in Greece Over Past 50 Years

The number of marriages in Greece has halved while divorces have quadrupled since 1964, according to a report by Eurostat released Thursday.
https://greekreporter.com/2021/05/14/divorce-rises-marriages-decline-greece-past-50-years/

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Re: 15/05/21
« Reply #6 on: Saturday, 15 May, 2021 @ 14:53:57 »
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Passenger Rules for Travel on Domestic Flights to the Greek Islands

The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA) on Friday announced the rules that all passengers must follow in order to be able to travel on domestic flights to island destinations in Greece.

Effective from Friday, May 14, people in Greece (residents and foreign visitors), including children over 5 years old, will be allowed to travel to the Greek islands by airplane only if they have one of the following:
https://news.gtp.gr/2021/05/14/passenger-rules-for-travel-domestic-flights-greek-islands/

Is it known if the NHS App is OK to show your vaccination record is does it have to be a paper certificate

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Re: 15/05/21
« Reply #7 on: Saturday, 15 May, 2021 @ 16:07:26 »
Way I read it, this applies to residents in Greece taking internal flights, e.g. Athens-Kefalonia, so I doubt an NHS App would be recognised. Could be wrong there though as the self-test declaration doesn't really prove anything at all.

Maybe someone else here will know more.

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Re: 15/05/21
« Reply #8 on: Saturday, 15 May, 2021 @ 16:09:24 »
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Greece Releases Updated Rules for Port Activity

In view of the opening of tourism and the arrival of the first cruise ship to Greece today, the health ministry released updated health and Covid-19 management protocols to be enforced at all Greek ports.

The new rules apply to all forms of transport making use of ports including coastal ferries, cruise ships, and international ferry operators.
https://news.gtp.gr/2021/05/14/greece-releases-updated-rules-for-port-activity/

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Re: 15/05/21
« Reply #9 on: Saturday, 15 May, 2021 @ 16:27:38 »
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Passenger Rules for Travel on Domestic Flights to the Greek Islands

The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA) on Friday announced the rules that all passengers must follow in order to be able to travel on domestic flights to island destinations in Greece.

Effective from Friday, May 14, people in Greece (residents and foreign visitors), including children over 5 years old, will be allowed to travel to the Greek islands by airplane only if they have one of the following:
https://news.gtp.gr/2021/05/14/passenger-rules-for-travel-domestic-flights-greek-islands/

Is it known if the NHS App is OK to show your vaccination record is does it have to be a paper certificate
From tomorrow the NHS App will supposedly have vaccination records for those who have had both jabs. The website states that paper copies will be available as well. There's an SO announcement that may cast some light on whether this information is acceptable. Or maybe individual Countries will break ranks.

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Re: 15/05/21
« Reply #10 on: Saturday, 15 May, 2021 @ 18:41:09 »
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Passenger Rules for Travel on Domestic Flights to the Greek Islands

The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA) on Friday announced the rules that all passengers must follow in order to be able to travel on domestic flights to island destinations in Greece.

Effective from Friday, May 14, people in Greece (residents and foreign visitors), including children over 5 years old, will be allowed to travel to the Greek islands by airplane only if they have one of the following:
https://news.gtp.gr/2021/05/14/passenger-rules-for-travel-domestic-flights-greek-islands/

Is it known if the NHS App is OK to show your vaccination record is does it have to be a paper certificate
From tomorrow the NHS App will supposedly have vaccination records for those who have had both jabs. The website states that paper copies will be available as well. There's an SO announcement that may cast some light on whether this information is acceptable. Or maybe individual Countries will break ranks.

The App was showing both my vacations last night and the wife’s was showing the single one she’s had her next is in a couple of weeks

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Re: 15/05/21
« Reply #11 on: Saturday, 15 May, 2021 @ 21:33:15 »
I believe the new app is out Monday, it is separate from the one that shows your medical record, also, on Monday you can request a printed vaccine record by ringing 119, it can take 5 days.