x

Politics

New Democracy Appoints COVID-19 Czar for Disease Response

March 16, 2020

ATHENS – Stopping short of a total lockdown of the country, Greece’s ruling New Democracy government has created an office to deal with the COVID-19 Coronavirus as stricter measures are being pondered.

Nikos Hardalias, who was the General Secretary for Civil Protection was named Deputy Minister of Civil Defense and Crisis Management and charged with coordinating the state’s effort to prevent the spread of the disease, said the business newspaper Naftemporiki.

Hardalias’ portfolio will include wide-ranging responsibilities and jurisdiction, while directly answering to Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitotakis, whose government has shut down a range of establishments, including restaurants, bars, taverns, sporting events and malls, but not made the Church suspend Holy Communion at church services.

RELATED

ATHENS - A regulation in an omnibus bill will allow repatriated Greeks from Albania and the former Soviet Union to receive full national pensions, Labor and Social Protection Minister Kostis Hatzidakis said during a discussion in Greek Parliament on Tuesday.

Top Stories

Columnists

A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

Video

Greek-American Cornell Student Rescues Man on Subway Tracks in the Bronx

NEW YORK – Greek-American Cornell University senior Bryce Demopoulos rescued a man who had fallen on the subway tracks at the Third Avenue-138 Street station on the No.

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.