7-13/03/2020: Coronavirus now became part of everyone’s life

Coronavirus

This was the week that Covid-19 became part of all Greek’s everyday life. With more than 300 cases of which four are deadly, it was decided the implementation of drastic measures. At the beginning of the week, all school closed and on Friday the measure was extended to all the places where large number of people are gathered like cafes, restaurant and beaches. At the same time, an increasing number of companies and public-sector organization adopt remote working. Furthermore, a large discussion, and criticism, was caused by the Orthodox church’s decision not to cancel the Sunday sermons that are attended mostly by older, and hence more vulnerable, citizens.

Week 22-29/02/2020: Coronavirus in Greece now too

coronavirus

Coronavarius covid-19 made eventually its appearance in Greece. Up until now, 7 cases have been confirmed, all of them are hospitalized, remain in isolation and none of them is in danger. The first infections have sparked a lot of discussion on what are the appropriate precautionary measures. In an initiative that was deemed by many as unproportionate, the government ordered the cancelation of the carnival festivities that were scheduled for the weekend.