COVID-19 Outbreak Hits Doctors, Staff in Northern Greece Hospital

December 17, 2020

THESSALONIKI — More than 40 staff members, including doctors on the front line of battling COVID-19 have been infected at the General Hospital of Didymoteicho in northern Greece in a town with a population of just over 9,000, state broadcaster ERT said.

The region is one of the hardest-hit across the country and facing the likelihood of a tighter lockdown because of the persistence of cases, the outbreak spreading among those trying to save patient’s lives and health.

Many COVID-19 patients at the hospital were moved to the University Hospital of Alexandroupoli, about 95 kilometers (59 miles) southwest of Didymoteicho, the report said with no information whether the infected staff were still working.

Doctors, nurses and hospital staff were due to be among the first to get the COVID-19 first batch of vaccines but those aren’t expected until the end of the year at the soonest.


KARDITSA, Greece - Months after investigations were started into the issuance of false COVID-19 documents, an administrative employee and a nurse at a health center in Greece's northern city of Karditsa were fired, the Health Ministry said.

Top Stories


BOSTON – The Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Alexandria in its recent meeting dealt with the ecclesiastical coup perpetrated by the Patriarchate of Moscow in its canonical jurisdiction, calling it an “immoral invasion and intrusion.


NEW YORK - Some 21 years after it was destroyed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States that brought down the Twin Towers in New York City, the new St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church rising in its place is among the most eagerly awaited architectural openings of 2022.


STATEN ISLAND, NY – For yet another year, the community of Holy Trinity-St Nicholas in Staten Island honored couples celebrating 50+ years of marriage with a modest ceremony held at the church immediately following the Divine Liturgy on January 16.


SNF’s Health Initiative Will Support Child and Adolescent Mental Health

ATHENS - When we think about childhood injuries, we usually think of scratches, a few stitches, maybe even a broken bone.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.