"Stop" mandatory mask wearing at airports and on flights from 16 May

The European Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) are recommending a relaxation of almost one of the remaining measures to combat coronavirus – wearing masks at airports and in flight. Both bodies stressed in a joint statement last Wednesday that rescind the mandatory mask recommendation, noting, however, […]

Experts are exploring the possibility of abolishing the mask regime in the open air

The Hellenic Committee of Epidemiologists met on Wednesday to explore the possibility of further lifting Covid restrictions with the mandatory use of masks outdoors, which is expected to be at the center of the discussion. It is reported that epidemiologists advising the Ministry of Health have considered the abolition of the mandatory wearing of masks […]

Here are the masks that we wear from today in supermarkets and on public transport.

A new set of measures comes into force with a special directive on masks to be worn in supermarkets and public transport. On Thursday afternoon, the government announced about new measuresthat will be implemented during the holidays. Among them – the restoration of the mandatory wearing of masks indoors and outdoors. However, for supermarkets and […]

Study: mask reduces risk of coronavirus infection by 53%

The use of a mask is the most effective non-drug measure of protection against Covid-19 besides vaccines, reducing the number of coronavirus infections by 53%, according to a new international study, the most comprehensive to date, in which Greek scientists also participated. Researchers from the Universities of Edinburgh in Scotland and Alone in Melbourne have […]

Expert for revising measures for vaccinated and encourages wearing a mask

EKPA epidemiology professor Athena Linou spoke in favor of revising measures to relax the vaccinated, as well as resuming the use of the mask outdoors. When asked whether the freedoms of those who are vaccinated should be reconsidered (in terms of indoor regulations), Ms. Linow replied: “Of course, they should be revised, because a new […]