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Update – 11/12/2020

As of the latest update by the Greek authorities, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 diagnosed cases in Greece is 121.253. 81 new deaths were reported raising the total number to 3.370. The number of patients treated in intensive care units dropped at 571. 1.534 new cases were announced yesterday in Greece, maintaining the daily number above 1,000. 318 of the new cases were found in the Attica region and 298 new cases in the Thessaloniki region.

The vaccines, including one from Pfizer/BioNTech, another from Moderna, which both use RNA as their basis, and a third, developed by Oxford University/AstraZeneca, may all the available to the general public by the early months of 2021, but a sizable minority in society are not convinced of their efficacy.

According to a recent poll by Pulse, on behalf of Skai television, up to 30 percent, of Greek citizens say that they will not receive the vaccine for the coronavirus.

Preliminary data from clinical trials of the Russian coronavirus vaccine, called Sputnik V, show that the effectiveness of the vaccine is 69.3% after the first dose and 96.2% after the second.

European Union leaders have sealed an agreement on a massive long-term budget and coronavirus recovery package, EU Council President Charles Michel said Thursday, after they overcame objections from Hungary and Poland. The 1.82 trillion-euro ($2.21 trillion) long-term budget and recovery package is considered vital for many European countries whose economies have been devastated by the virus.

Lawmakers of ruling New Democracy and main opposition SYRIZA joined forces on Thursday in Parliament to condemn the anti-vaccine rhetoric of the leader of the nationalist Greek Solution party Kyriakos Velopoulos, who also repeated his attacks against scientists. Velopoulos raised the issue of significant side effects of the coronavirus vaccine, questioning its effectiveness. He also used strong language to reject the invitation to all political parties by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to back the vaccination campaign. The lawmakers denounced what they called his “unscientific and unacceptable rhetoric” and described him as a “danger to society.”

The government is opening stores, even temporarily easing restrictions on the coronavirus lockdown before Christmas to allow retailers to operate. However, as Sofia Fasoulaki reported on Open Tv, citizens will be able to visit the stores only by the “click away” method or through mobile phone. Consumers, after having selected the products of their choice online, the exchange will be made after consultation with the store, without customers entering it.

Small bookstores and hairdressers are expected to open on Monday, December the 14th. Large department stores, department stores, large toy stores and chains are not included, as there are fears about the effects of rallies and mass movements of citizens.

Excursions to winter destinations and between regions, are prohibited during the Christmas period in order to avoid the spread of the pandemic. Gatherings on Christmas and New Year’s are allowed in the afternoon, after sending an SMS code.

Regarding yesterday’s 1.534 new cases detected:

(23) cases during checks carried out at the country gates,

(5) imported cases, which occurred voluntarily.

(1506) domestic cases,


  • 318 cases from the Attica Region
  • 298 cases from Thessaloniki
  • 11 cases from Etoloakarnania
  • 4 cases from Argolida
  • 1 case from Arcadia
  • 3 cases from Arta
  • 36 cases from Achaia
  • 23 cases from Βοιωτίας
  • 11 cases from Grevena
  • 70 cases from Drama
  • 16 cases from Evros
  • 5 cases from Evia
  • 1 case from Evritania
  • 3 cases from Ilia
  • 36 cases from Imathia
  • 12 cases from Heraklion
  • 1 case from Thasos
  • 1 case from Thesprotia
  • 7 cases from Ioannina
  • 26 cases from Kavala
  • 35 cases from Karditsa
  • 11 cases from Kastoria
  • 1 case from Corfu
  • 23 cases from Kilkis
  • 32 cases from Kozani
  • 7 cases from Corinth
  • 2 cases from Laconia
  • 97 cases from Larissa
  • 20 cases from Lesvos
  • 1 case from Lefkada
  • 24 cases from Magnesia
  • 2 cases from Messinia
  • 48 cases from Xanthi
  • 52 cases from Pella
  • 60 cases from Pieria
  • 1 case from Preveza
  • 1 case from Rethymno
  • 27 cases from Rodopi
  • 12 cases from Rhodes
  • 1 case from Samos
  • 27 cases from Serres
  • 2 cases from Sporades
  • 10 cases from Trikala
  • 49 cases from Fthiotida
  • 11 cases from Florina
  • 49 cases from Halkidiki
  • 6 cases from Chania
  • 8 cases from Chios

4 cases under investigation.

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