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Global coronavirus cases exceed 600,000 – More than 30,000 dead

A total of 30,848 coronavirus-related deaths had been recorded across the globe as of Sunday afternoon, according to the latest available data, on the John Hopkins University map tracking the …

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Greece COVID-19 update: Death toll rises to 13

So far the reported number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Greece stands at 530, with 35 adding up more than 24 hours ago, acording to Greekofficials. The death toll has …

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Covid-19 claims first celebrity scalps of Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

In what is probably the first celebrity victims of Covid-19 (coronavirus) actor Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson have tested positive for the dreaded Covid-19 (coronavirus) while at the …

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Erdogan adds fuel to the fire as EU-Turkey deal collapses

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in the spirit of turmoil over the Greek-Turkish border saga told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the 2016 migration deal between Turkey and the European …

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Olympic torch handover ceremony to be held without children amidst virus fears

The Olympic torch handover ceremony leading up to the Tokyo Olympics is scheduled to take place on 19 March. The relay procedure will begin with the torch lighting in Olympia, …

Spread of Covid-19 threatens Olympic peace of mind

Thanks to the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, sporting events in Europe have been disrupted, the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix ,set for April, has been cancelled. More ominously, Japan’s J League …

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Greek citizens quarantined over Covid-19, repatriated

Two Greek passengers who were aboard the cruise ship ‘Diamond Princess’ that was quarantined following Covid-19 (coronavirus as renamed by WHO) fears have been returned to Greece. “Following concerted action …

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The name is Covid, Covid-19 – coronavirus gets WHO name change

It is now official. The virus that has gone by the name of Novel Coronavirus has a new name. The World Health Organisation has declared that the official new name …

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American philhellene photographer made an honorary Greek

Hot on the heels of Tom Hanks, another philhellene, photographer Robert McCabe has been granted honorary Greek citizenship. The Greek Consul-General in Boston in the United States, Stratos Efthymiou, granted …

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Cyprus sailing hero readies himself for Olympics in Melbourne regatta

Sailing has never been a pastime that many people in Cyprus paid any attention to but one man has single-handedly put the island on the map with his achievements – …