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Photo via www.primeminister.gr Govt lays out path to lockdown easing despite growing pressure on hospitals

The government in Athens is signalling a gradual easing of the lockdown, despite continuing pressure on the health system from Covid-19 cases. While most reports are pointing to a further week of restrictions beyond the current end date of 16 March, planning is already underway to determine the sequence of steps to reopening.

Photo via https://flic.kr/p/8N77QL Pandemic raises economic pressure as govt hopes for imminent relief

The spread of Covid-19 in Greece, and the problems this is causing for the health system, shows no sign of abating, triggering growing concern about the financial cost of the crisis and the government’s ability to keep providing businesses with economic relief.

Photo by MacroPolis Latest lockdown tweaks prompt opposition backlash

The latest Covid-19 figures shocked the Greek government into announcing a series of changes to lockdown rules and moving yet more regions to the highest risk category, however opposition parties are unimpressed with the latest response to the pandemic, calling for the government to take stronger action.

Photo by Panayiotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Challenges piling up for govt as spokesperson departs

The difficulties faced by the government are piling up as Covid-19 continues to be a threat to public health and finances, the stand-off over the hunger strike of terrorist Dimitris Koufodinas intensifies and another high-profile figure departs the administration.

Photo by MacroPolis Govt counts fiscal cost as Greece heads for lockdown extension

The government is expected to announce the extension of the stricter lockdown in place in Attica and other parts of Greece for at least one more week due to the persistently high number of Covid-19 cases and the pressure on the national health system.

Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Mitsotakis defends #MeToo response amid acrimonious debate

As the government becomes more deeply mired in accusations of covering up sex abuse in public institutions, PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis invited political leaders to debate the “quality of public dialogue” in a special session of Parliament on Thursday.

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