Foreign investment funds and large business groups have been steadily voting for Greece lately.
Today at 9.30 in the morning, the Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is expected to meet with executives of Amazon Web Services regarding the large investment of the company in our country, following today's announcements of Amazon Web Services in the USA.
The investment announced today concerns infrastructure that the American company is developing in 30 hubs around the world and which it calls Local Zones.
According to information, Amazon's investment in Greece will amount to 150-200 million euros.
The 30 new local zones will be developed in 21 countries around the world, including Greece.
"We will be launching over 30 new local AWS zones in major cities around the world. These new AWS local areas will be available from 2022 in more than 21 countries, including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, India, Kenya, Netherlands, "Norway, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal and South Africa," the statement said.
It is recalled that last summer a memorandum of cooperation was signed between the Greek Government and Amazon Web Services.
The memorandum of cooperation was signed by the Minister of State and Digital Governance Kyriakos Pierrakakis, the Minister of Development and Investment Adonis Georgiadis and the General Manager of Amazon for Europe, Middle East and Africa Cameron Brooks and concerns economic and technological developments creation of a regional space hub.
According to the announcement, it is a "digital incubator", which will encourage and strengthen research and business initiatives related to space policy. The aim is for the node to be a lever for the implementation of the goals set by the country regarding the digital transition.
The meeting will be attended by the Minister of Development and Investment Adonis Georgiadis, the Minister of State and Digital Government Kyriakos Pierrakakis and the Ministers of State, Giorgos Gerapetritis and Akis Skertsos.
The first case of the Omicron variant in Greece was confirmed.
The announcement was made by the Minister of Health Thanos Plevris in the briefing on the mandatory vaccination of 60-year-olds.
The case was located in Crete. This is a Greek who arrived at the airport from South Africa on November 26, did a rapid test that came out negative.
The next day he had mild symptoms. The rapid tests were repeated every day and came out negative until November 29 where the molecular test came out positive, and was suspected of the Omicron variant, which was confirmed.
He and his contacts are in quarantine, as a trace was made, as informed by the president of EODY, Theoklis Zaoutis. It was a matter of time until we identified the Omicron variant, said the president of EODY.
So far we do not know the data on how contagious the Omicron mutation is. Regarding morbidity, there are many gaps, said the president of EODY, but noted that the image from South Africa is that those who get sick, get sick slightly.
As he said the vaccine is very likely to provide some degree of immunity and thus remains a valuable tool in tackling the pandemic.
He then spoke about the need for testing. He called on all citizens to take a test during the week of December 6-11, which will be the period that will be available free of charge to all, without this measure being mandatory. He also recommended that the tests be repeated, especially in view of the Christmas holidays.
It is good as he said before we meet with relatives and friends to undergo a test, as it is a basic tool for dealing with the pandemic.