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Among other things, the Minister of Health Michalis Chrysochoidis mentions the improved salaries of doctors but also the incentives for young doctors to stay and join the NHS in an interview with APE. It also explains how the new recruitments to the NHS will be done immediately and digitally and reveals which patients will have priority for operations after the implementation of the electronic platform, in which the waiting list for surgeries will be entered.

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Greeks take to balconies to chant and applaud their support for doctors and nursing staff battling the coronavirus

Greece has bowed in respect to doctors and nurses who wage the battle against coronavirus with massive applause shortly after 9pm on Sunday night.

The country may be quarantined, but the coronavirus has "struck" Greek society "for good", which, and the people with a few exceptions, has realized the danger. Scientists and stakeholders are reminded daily of the importance of individual responsibility with the message "we stay home" with the aim of limiting the movement and further spread of coronavirus. So most are confined as staying in their home and maintaining restraint.

On Sunday, a message had spread through social media throughout Greece. "At 21:00 we go out to our balconies and applaud the nurses and doctors for their battle." The example was sent by the Spaniards yesterday and today the Greek people have responded.

Faithful to the online call, there were many who began cheering for doctors and nurses, applauding and shouting "good luck" and "we're with you."

The case was similar thorughout most neighborhoods of Athens, as citizens throughout the region heard their applause for people fighting daily to limit coronavirus transmission. Exarchia, Kolonaki, Lyvcabetus, Ilisia, and all districts were replete with shouts and chants in recognition of their selfless services.

All of Greece, however, was a helper to this message that passed everywhere.

Citizens also spread the message in Thessaloniki and Patras
A message of solidarity with doctors and nurses who battle the coronavirus daily was sent by thousands of Thessaloniki resients in various neighborhoods tonight. The same happened in Patras, which has been more severely hit by the coronavirus.

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As a sign of gratitude and solidarity with the people of our country's Health System, they came out on the balconies of apartment blocks at 9pm and applauded for five minutes.

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It had been preceded by an online call, inspired by Spain, where a similar initiative took place in the last 24 hours.

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Hold the clap for a few minutes as shown in a video from thefestival.gr

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