Hardalias and Tsiodras Asked for Strict Implementation of COVID-19 Restrictions in N. Greece

XANTHI, Greece — A broad meeting regarding a recent cluster of Covid-19 cases in Xanthi was held on Friday, with the participation of Deputy Civil Protection and Crises Management Minister Nikos Hardalias, the Health Ministry's representative for the coronavirus Professor Sotiris Tsiodras, the Civil Protection General Secretariat first response team and a National Public Health Organisation team that were flown in by a superpuma helicopter earlier the same morning.

The meeting was also attended by the regional governor of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Christos Metios, all the mayors of the region, as well as the agencies involved. They had a detailed discussion on the implementation of the restrictions to contain Covid-19 agreed on Thursday night by the Civil Protection General Secretariat.

As was noted, informing the public was of crucial importance as they must be persuaded, especially young people that question the seriousness of the situation.

Tsiodras underlined the need for continued strict implementation of the measures, stressing "we made a huge effort and it should not go to waste".

Hardalias said that the effort should be intense and coordinated for the next seven days and, when the measures have been strictly followed, the situation will be re-evaluated and a new decision will be taken.

The National Public Health Organisation has already started sweeping tests for the virus, which will intensify on Saturday and also involve the army, in order to completely map the epidemic.


THESSALONIKI - A 27-year-old man who is one of three that a 24-year-old woman said raped her at a New Year's Eve party in Thessaloniki after her drink was spiked said it was consensual, reacting to her accusation in a video interview.

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.