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Greece Makes All COVID-19 Vaccines Available for Anyone 30 Or Over

ATHENS — People aged 30-34 are able to set appointments for Covid-19 vaccinations as of Saturday (May 29), at emvolio.gov.gr.

The appointments platform opened for the 35-39 age group on May 26 and for the 40-44 age group on May 21.

Vaccines produced by Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson are now available for all age groups from 30 and over, as announced recently. All four are also available for people with underlying conditions, those in high-risk groups, employees in health services and all general education teachers and administrators.

In addition, as of Saturday, people aged over 18 can be inoculated with the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

The vaccination program is proceeding at a fast rate. Greece is currently third among the 27 EU countries in the rolling seven-day average of vaccinations per 100,000 people, and fifth in the percentage of population that is now fully vaccinated.

Gyms reopen on May 31

Gyms will reopen on Monday (May 31), Deputy Minister for Civil Protection & Crisis Management Nikos Hardalias confirmed at the regular live briefing on the coronavirus pandemic on Friday.

As in schools, gym users will have to present a negative self-diagnostic test and wear a double face mask.

The minister noted that details will be released in terms of exercises that cannot be completed while wearing masks.

In addition, Hardalias said 5×5 courts and open-air basketball courts will also reopen on Monday for exclusive use by amateur athletes. Their health protocols will be the same as those for professional athletes, however.

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