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Greek national among passengers who got off Ryanair in Minsk

A Greek national was among the five passengers on board the Ryanair flight from Athens to Vilnius who did not reach their final destination after the airliner was intercepted by a Belarusian warplane and forced to land in Minsk Sunday, according to a Bloomberg report. In addition to the Belarusian …

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Ziller-Loverdos Mansion in downtown Athens opens to public (video)

Τhe iconic Ziller-Loverdos Mansion, a neoclassic architectural jewel in downtown Athens, opened to the public on Monday 18, on the occasion of the International Museums Day. Situated on Mavromichali Street 6, the Mansion was built in 1882 by the German architect Ernst Ziller who lived there until 1921, the year …

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Indian Covid variant detected in Athens; second case in Greece

A second case with the Indian variant of the SARS-CoV-2 strain B.1.617.1 has been detected in Athens, the National Health Organization EODY said on Sunday. Infected with the specific strain is a 33-year-old foreign national who traveled from Dubai to Athens on April 4, 2021. The woman had a negative …

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Police officer injured when youngsters throw stones during corona-crowding checks

One police officer was slightly injured when a crowd of angry youngsters threw stones at a patrol vehicle called to disperse a so-called ‘spontaneous corona-party.’ The incident took place near the Tae Kvo Do stadium in Palaio Faliro, southern Athens around 9:30 Sunday night, short after the night curfew 9 …

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Retailers in 3 cities symbolically open their stores in protest against gov’t decision

They opened their stores and hanged black flags, banners and funeral announcements. They turned on the lights and stood at the entrance doors of their empty shops. Retailers in Thessaloniki, Patras and Kozani did not accept customers as this would risk a 3,000 euros fine for them and 300 for …

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Covid-19 outbreak in Athens nursing home sends 18 elderly to hospitals

32 elderly in a nursing home in Athens have been tested positive to Covid-19 and 18 of them have been already transferred to reference hospitals in the Greek capital since Sunday. The cases are among elderly residents and workers in the nursing home in Peristeri suburb of western Athens. The …

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Police beats students protesting Greece’s new Education bill (videos)

With teargas and sound flares Greek police cracked down student protests in Athens and Thessaloniki on Wednesday. Students, teachers, academics, high school students, parents marched through the cities against the Education bill that provides among others,he presence of police at universities. Thousands of #students protest for yet another week in …

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Attica, Thessaloniki, Halkidiki: Curfew 6pm-5am Sat/Sun, retail operation Mon-Fri

Greece’s epidemiologists and government officials worked out a very complicated set of additional restrictions for the residents of Athens, the regional units of Attica, Thessaloniki and Halkidiki to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Restrictions will be tighter on the weekend while the churches still remain open, and economic activity …

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Greece weather: Temperatures to climb up to 25°C

Temperatures much higher than the seasonal average will prevail throughout Greece in the next days and will rise up to 25 degrees Celsius in some regions. National Observatory of Athens weather service meteo, this is the result of an intense warm front traversing the Mediterranean, which is expected to reach …

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Greece: 543 new coronavirus cases, 33 deaths in 24 hours

Greece’s health authorities announced on Monday evening 543 new coronavirus cases and 33 more deaths in the last 24 hours. The number of Covid-19 patients intubated in hospitals across the country stands at 248. Death toll has reached 5,829 and the total cases stand at 157,495. Tests in general and …

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Greece approves administration of drug Colchicine to Covid-19 patients

Greek health experts at the committee of the Health Ministry gave the green light for the administration of colchicine, a well-known and cheap cardiological drug, to be included in the protocol of oral treatment in patients with Covid – 19. The approval was reportedly given following the results of a …

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“Reforms” Greek Style: 1,000 Policemen in universities, disciplinary council for students

Despite objections by several university rectors, Greece’s Education ministry presented a bill providing, among others, the presence of police officers inside universities campuses. The bill foresees also other outdated “reforms” such as the establishment of a disciplinary council to punish students. On Wednesday, Education Minister Niki Kerameus and Citizens’ Protection …

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