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A resident of Athens died half an hour after the AstraZeneca vaccine

A 64-year-old resident of Athens died half an hour after being vaccinated with AstraZeneca, the Greek newspaper Proto Tema reports.

The woman was vaccinated in the clinic and then spent another 15 minutes there, as prescribed by the rules. About half an hour later, she was found unconscious in a nearby park. Medical workers tried to treat her on the spot but to no avail.

The National Vaccination Committee said there was no link between the woman’s death and vaccination. It is noted that the deceased suffered from chronic diseases.

Greek doctors also note that cases of thrombosis after the AstraZeneca vaccination were recorded 7-14 days after the introduction of the vaccine.

After the information about the formation of blood clots in patients vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine, and several fatal cases, European countries began to massively abandon this vaccine.

Vaccination with the drug has been suspended in 24 countries, including Lithuania, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Slovenia, Portugal, Cyprus, Sweden, Latvia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Denmark, Iceland, and Norway.

Italy and France have announced their readiness to resume vaccination of AstraZeneca

The authorities of Italy and France announced their readiness to resume the use of the coronavirus vaccine, which was created by the British-Swedish company AstraZeneca, in the vaccination campaigns of their countries. This is reported on the website of the Italian government.

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi held a telephone conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron. They discussed the suspension of the AstraZeneca drug in some European countries. “This is a temporary precautionary measure that will last until Thursday, March 18, until the analysis of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) is completed,” the report said.

If the EMA gives a positive verdict on the drug, Italy, and France are ready to “immediately return to its use”.

20 European countries have decided to ban the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine. The authorities of Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, and Spain have partially or completely stopped vaccination. The cause was the occurrence of thrombosis in the vaccinated.

At the same time, the company stated about the safety of the vaccine. AstraZeneca explained that a detailed study of the health status of more than 17 million people vaccinated in the EU and the UK with the coronavirus drug showed no data on an increased risk of pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, or thrombocytopenia.

Cyprus’ song for Eurovision 2021 is caught in the scandal

In the network, there was a scandal because of the song El Diablo, with which representatives of Cyprus plan to perform at the international music contest “Eurovision-2021”.

So, people demanded to remove the composition from the event. This became known on the official website of the petitions. It should be noted that more than 5,100 people have already signed it.

According to netizens, the song El Diablo offended the feelings of believers. This is probably due to the chorus of the track, which is about the devil.

“Dear fellow citizens, the participation of Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “EL DIABLO” is scandalous for us Christians. Join us in protest, “ the petition reads.

In addition, on Friday, February 26, an unknown person called the RIK TV channel and threatened that he would set fire to the channel building if the song was not removed from the Eurovision Song Contest. At the moment, the police are establishing the identity of the attacker.

Recall that the controversial song El Diablo is performed by the singer Elena Tsagrinou, who will represent Cyprus at the competition in Rotterdam. The clip for viewing is currently only available on the record company’s website.

Cyprus proposed new rules for obtaining citizenship

Basic knowledge of the Greek language, as well as knowledge of the history and culture of Cyprus, can become one of the main criteria when considering applications for a passport of a citizen of the country. The relevant bill was submitted to the parliament for discussion by the Minister of Internal Affairs Nikos Nuris, the Cyprus Mail reports.

It is assumed that in order to obtain a passport, a candidate must know the Greek language at the intermediate level (B1) and have an understanding of the main elements of the modern political and social reality of the Republic of Cyprus. In addition, the applicant must have continuously resided on the island for the last 12 months and must have been legally in the country for 10 years, and he must not be absent from the country for more than three years during this period.

It is specified that the applicant should not have a criminal record, be involved in a criminal case initiated against him, or be noticed in attempts to illegally travel to Cyprus. It also requires housing on the island and financial resources, which are sufficient to support himself with his dependents without the help of social support funds.

The rules will not apply to representatives of the world of science, culture, and sports who are able to provide Cyprus with services, knowledge, and skills that meet the highest level.

Earlier, the Cypriot authorities refused to return to the distribution of “golden passports”, a citizenship-in-exchange program, canceled in 2020.

From 2013 to 2019, Cyprus received over 9 billion euros of foreign investment through this program. It was widely used for money laundering and the unimpeded movement of persons within the European Union who otherwise would not have received European citizenship due to a criminal background or for another reason. It is noted that the “golden passport” was especially popular among the citizens of Russia, Ukraine, China, and Cambodia.

Cyprus imposed lockdown and curfew

You can go outside only with the permission of the authorities after sending an SMS message to a special number

From today, strict quarantine and curfews are being introduced in Cyprus.

Cyprus-Mail reports.

The current quarantine in Cyprus involves the self-isolation of island residents with the ability to leave their homes no more than twice a day. You can go outside only with the permission of the authorities after sending an SMS message to a special number indicating the purpose of the exit.

A curfew is also introduced from 21:00 to 5:00. At this time, you can leave your home only in case of an emergency and in order to get to work or, conversely, return home.

Until the end of the quarantine, the following will be closed:

Department stores and shopping centers;
Beauty Salons;
fitness clubs;

Markets, hotels, as well as construction, manufacturing, and food industries, will continue to operate.

Earlier it was reported that in France, in 15 departments in the east, from January 2, the duration of the curfew is increasing due to the accelerated spread of the coronavirus in these regions.

Recall that the government of Monaco, due to the influx of French tourists, decided to tighten quarantine measures from January 2 — only residents of the principality and persons who work in Monaco will be able to visit restaurants.