30 days before Christmas

The Christmas period has already started, Black Friday offers are on air, Greeks protest for the violence against women, the covid-19 cases remain very high, the participation in the vaccination program seems to increase and the dynamics of the political parties change due to the KINAL/PASOK (the center-left Movement for Change) elections to come.

The increase in cases brings new measures and the approval of a new drug

The spreading of coronavirus has considerably increased and the National Public Health Organization (NPHO) has announced a new negative record of cases (6.808 on 4/11). Thus, the government announced new measures for people who have not been vaccinated and on 5/11 they opened the platform for the 3rd dose for people 18+ who have been vaccinated with the Johnson vaccine. England on the other hand, authorized the use of a new drug developed by Merck and hopefully, we soon expect it in Greece.

National mourning, 28 October anniversary, pandemic, winter time

Wednesday (27/11) was declared a national mourning day for the death of Fofi Gennimata (MP and leader of the center-left Movement for Change/KINAL). On Thursday, the National holiday, 28 October anniversary, was celebrated under sunny weather but without student parades due to pandemic. The covid-19 cases seem to follow an upcoming trend with Thessaloniki surpassing the cases of Attica. As for our everyday life habits, the small restricted traffic ring is back in Athens and while we were waiting for the summer time to remain unchanged throughout the year, winter is here and we still have to turn our clocks back an hour.

The 4th Covid wave, human statements, and political announcements in the center-left

The 4th wave of the pandemic has started and the increase in cases and admissions to the hospitals is evident. With a brave and touching statement both Dora Bakogianni (MP) and Fofi Gennimata (MP and leader of the center-left party-KINAL), announced their cancer-related health problems. On the other hand, SYRIZA announces it congress and George Papandreou (ex-PM) his participation in the electoral race amongst six candidates for the party leader position of KINAL.

Week 11-15/10/2021: Bad weather, health problems for Fofi Gennimata (center-left party leader) and a new Greek American agreement


The new wave of bad weather “Ballos’’ hits Greece with strong storms. In the political scene, the leader of the center-left Movement for Change (KINAL), Fofi Gennimata, announced her decision not to be candidate in the election of party president due to the seriousness of her health. Moreover, the minister of foreign affairs Nikos Dendias and Antony Blinken, renewed the U.S. Greece Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement for a term of 5 years which focus on the development of the US Armed Forces.

Week 4-8/10/2021: Rainy weather and third shot appointments

This week ends in a rather rainy scenery with lower temperatures, while storms are being awaited. This Sunday the platform for 3rd shot vaccination appointments opens for the 50+ y.o. Meanwhile, mini lockdowns are being cancelled. The covid-19 cases on 7/10/2021 rose up to 2249.

Week 27/9-1/10/2021: Fall with local lockdowns and earthquakes

lockdown-Thessaloniki

Autumn is here with mini lockdowns in Salonica and other northern regions, as the epidemic load has increased notably, worrying the scientists. In addition, an earthquake stroke near Heraklion in Crete, damaging houses and terrorizing people. Covid-19 cases registered on 30/9 rose up to 2.232.

Week 20-24/9/2021: Social worries

Strong reactions have been provoked this week, since one more femicide has been concerning the public opinion. Meanwhile, a dialogue about the labor rights has been started due to a recent announcement by a delivery company. Furthermore, there are worries because of repricing on several goods and products.