There are more than five thousand 880 active cases of coronavirus in the country, of which 2.304 are located in Attica and 1.482 in Central Macedonia, as announced by the Minister of Health Vassilis Kikilias.
He added that the coronavirus is on the rise between the ages of 45 and 54 and 65 to 74, which is a cause for concern for scientists. The vaccination platform for citizens aged 80 to 84 will open tomorrow.
The faster promotion of the approval of the vaccines of Astra Zeneca and other companies, the pressure on Pfizer to accelerate its production and the proposal for the introduction of a European vaccination certificate, are the topics that the Prime Minister will raise tonight in the teleconference of European leaders.
The Head of SYRIZA Health, Andreas Xanthos, was wary of Mitsotakis' proposal for the vaccination certificate. Speaking in Athens 9.84, he argued that the priority at this stage is to increase the availability of doses and to accelerate the mass vaccination of the population.
Germany does not seem to agree with the Greek proposal for a vaccination certificate, while the mutated coronavirus strain is causing concern throughout Europe.
KYSEA decided to increase the military service in the Army by 3 months, accepting the relevant suggestion of the Chief of General Staff. The increase will take effect from the next ranking. As for the soldiers who are subject to reduced service, this is now set at 8 months from the current 9 months.
Turkey and the EU have started the year positively and are taking constructive steps, such as the resumption of talks with Greece on hydrocarbons in the Eastern Mediterranean, but the Union remains concerned about human rights, said EU foreign policy chief Josep Bo. after his meeting with Mevlüt Çavuşoλουlu in Brussels. Today and tomorrow, Mr. Tsavousoglou will have meetings with the Vice President of the Commission, Margariti Schoinas, the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, and the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg.
Mitsotakis sends clear message to Ankara, via Monocle magazine, in view of the investigative contacts starting on Monday, to appeal to the International Court of Justice in The Hague if the two sides do not reach an agreement, on "our main dispute", as he says, "which is the delimitation of maritime zones ". "Exploratory contacts are not negotiations, there is no agenda and our country does not discuss sovereign rights and demilitarization of islands", repeated the representative of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alexandros Papaioannou.
"The attitude of the government is unfair to the tens of thousands of hunters in the country and the fishermen," said SYRIZA President Alexis Tsipras in a teleconference he had with the presidents of the hunting federations. He added that there is an issue of employment of 700 employees, including 270 of the game ward, whose salary costs are covered by hunting licenses.
ND accuses Mr. Tsipras of "hunting game prey and fishing in murky waters", noting that there is no request that is not adopted by the President of SYRIZA. "Let Mr. Mitsotakis tell us what epidemiological approach the Moto Cross in Parnitha allows, but not fishing or hunting alone," Koumoundourou answers.
An urgent meeting with the Minister of Civil Protection was requested in a letter by the Boards of Directors of ESIEA and the Photojournalist Association regarding the new National Plan for the Management of Public Outdoor Assemblies ". Under the pretext of protecting physical integrity, photojournalists will be excluded from the events and will only receive a filtered picture of the events, while journalists will be informed by the police association about the developments.
"Democracy is not taking revenge, but at the same time it is not being blackmailed," said Undersecretary of Civil Protection Lefteris Oikonomou about the case of Dimitris Koufontinas and the hunger strike that has begun demanding his transfer from Domokos prison to Korydallos prison.
Mr. Oikonomou stated that Koufontinas has been convicted for very serious crimes and is serving his sentence as stipulated by law and also that he has and will have all the rights and obligations that other prisoners in the country have. "
With an umbrella program of 40 million euros, which was activated last November in record time, the Municipality of Athens strengthens entrepreneurship, work, tourism and the digital future of the city, in the midst of a pandemic. In this context, 7,7 million euros are allocated for companies operating in the culture of Athens, to support their liquidity and healthy reopening the next day.
A few clouds tomorrow, in Attica. Wind southwest to 6 Beaufort from noon. The temperature will range from 5 to 16 degrees Celsius. 12 points, at this time, in Technopolis, here, in Gazi.