Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis nominates Council of State president Aikaterini Sakellaropoulou to be President of Greece. If approved, she will be the first female president in Greek history.
Greece officially begins a vaccination programme against COVID-19, with ICU nurse Efstathia Kambissiouli, President Katerina Sakellaropoulou and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis among the first people to get vaccinated.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announces a three-week nationwide lockdown starting November 7 in an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19. All retail stores will close, and travel between regions will be banned, while authorities will reintroduce a system obliging citizens to send text messages to a government number to leave home to work, shop, visit a doctor, or exercise. Secondary schools will close and introduce distance learning while kindergartens and primary schools will stay open.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis declares a one-month partial lockdown in Athens and other major cities beginning next week. Under the rules, restaurants, bars and gyms would be closed beginning November 3. However, in contrast to the first lockdown, travel within the country will not be affected and schools and shops will remain open. In the rest of the country, masks will become mandatory and a curfew will be imposed from midnight to 5:00 am local time.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announces new measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. These measures include the "compulsory" use of masks both indoors and outdoors and imposition of a curfew between 12:30 am and 5:00 am local time in all areas deemed as high-risk zones, including Athens and Thessaloniki, starting October 24.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announces an arms deal with France for the purchase of Dassault Rafale fighter aircraft and FREMM multipurpose frigates, as well as the recruitment of 15,000 additional troops, amid ongoing tension in the eastern Mediterranean.
The British Museum announces that it will loan one of the Elgin Marbles in its collection, originally taken from Greece, to the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg. Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras calls the move "a provocation to the Greek people."
Greeks vote in local elections with the Prime Minister George Papandreou threatening to dissolve parliament if his party does not fare well. Early results show that the PASOK is doing well making an early election less likely. [http:--english.aljazeera.net-news-europe-2010-11-201011731637126716.html (Al Jazeera)] [http:--www.guardian.co.uk-world-2010-nov-07-angry-greeks-prepare-to-vote-on-austerity ("The Observer")] [http:--www.timesonline.com-bct_news-news_details-article-1373-2010-november-07-crisis-hit-greece-votes-under-threat-of-snap-poll.html (AP via "Beaver County Times")]date=August 2019