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Food sector in Patras turns lights off, march to protest power bills

Ιn Patras and other cities and towns of Peloponnese, businessmen inf the food service sector turned off the light on Wednesday evening and marched with candles through the streets to protest the exorbitant electricity bills. Holding banned reading “Power is killing us” and shouting slogans, they marched with the support …

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Patras Coast Guard seizes cocaine and cannabis worth 1,700,000 euros

The Patras Coast Guard has announced on Wednesday that it has arrested four people after it seized a large stash of illegal drugs worth over 1,700,000 euros two days earlier. The drugs, 24 kilograms of cocaine and 109 kilograms of cannabis, were found hidden in two separate lorries entering Greece. …

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Eight elderly die of Covid-19 in nursery home in Patras

Eight elderly people died of Covid-19 complications in a nursery home in Patras, western Peloponnese in recent days. The overwhelming majority of them, seven in total, were not vaccinated. Two more people in the same home died from causes other than the pandemic even though they were also tested positive …

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Indian mutation detected in Patras, western Greece (UPD)

Greece’s health authorities are on alert due to an infection case bearing strains of a possible Indian variant of Covid-19. The case has been detected in the port city of Patras, in north-western Peloponnese on Wednesday, media report today. Magazine Lifo reports that the strains of the Indian mutation has …

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Coronavirus claims first death in Greece: 66-year-old man in Patras

Greece’s authorities confirmed the first death of coronavirus. The first victim of the pandemic in the country is a 66-year-old man who passed away in the university hospital in Patras in the early morning hours of Thursday. The retired teacher was struggling in the Intensive Care Unit for several days …

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Coronavirus Greece: 10. case confirmed, health authorities on alert in Patras

Greek health authorities confirmed the 10. case of coronavirus infection on Thursday morning. The affected patient is the wife of the 67-yea-old man (9. case) currently in isolation in the designated public hospital in Patras, West Peloponnese. Also the wife was in the trip to Israel and Egypt. The woman …

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Patras: Tension between local clubs and police due to Carnival ban (videos)

Despite the official cancellation of all carnival events due to coronavirus, some local clubs of the famous Patras carnival insisted in holding a parade. They put their costumes on and went downtown. Hardly had make their appearance in the streets of Agios Georgios Square, several policemen on motorcycle rushed to …

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Patras: Greek suspected of coronavirus hospitalized in quarantine (UPD)

A Greek man has been in quarantine in the University Hospital of Rio by Patras, the gateway for arrivals from virus-hit Italy. He has been suffering from symptoms that resemble those of coronavirus. He came with a ferry liner from Italy to Greece on Sunday. According to initial reports Monday …

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Dead baby found at Patras beach – Mother identified UPDs

The body of a baby was found at the Plaza beach in Agya by the city of Patras, western Greece, on Wendesday. The infant was found by a walker who immediately called the authorities. It looked as if the body was washed ashore. The baby’s age was initially estimated to …

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Unknown perpetrators attack school in Patras with fire bombs

Unknown perpetrators have fired at least 8 Molotov cocktail bombs at the office of the director of a Gymnasium in Patras, North-West Peloponnese on Tuesday morning. Computers, printers and documents were destroyed. Firefighters were alerted to the fire by the school superintendent short after 7a.m. The perpetrators smashed the window …

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Patras Carnival 2019 – The Big Parade – LIVE Stream

The big parade of the famous Patras Carnival started at 2:30 on Sunday afternoon. 40,000 carvinalists, 160 fantasyful floats are marching through the streets of the city. Thousands of visitors form across the country have flocked to Patras to enjoy the event. The big parade will last until 6:30 p.m. …

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Carnival The Night Parade: 40,000 march through Patras – LIVE Stream

The Night Parade of Greece’s biggest and most famous Carnival in Patras started on Saturday night. Estimated 40,000 carnivalists are currently marching through the streets of the port city in West Peloponnese. As the live stream concluded midnight Saturday, below is a recorded video form the Night Parade. According to …

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US President Donald Trump and Melania on private trip to Patras

US President Donald Trump and wife Melania took a break from head-aching policies and charities and made a short visit to Greece over the weekend. As the trip was strictly private, they avoided Greek capital Athens and landed directly at the port city of Patras in West Peloponnese. Although the …

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Employer in Patras shot for demanding return of Christmas bonus

A local businessman in Patras, Peloponnese, was shot in the head with an air gun, after he allegedly demanded back the Christmas bonus he was obliged to give to his employees according to the Greek Labor Law. The perpetrator was not one employee though but a friend of an employee. …

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Greek police relocates hundreds of migrants from camps close to Patras port

In an operation that started as early as 5:30 Tuesday morning, Greek police evacuated hundreds of migrants from makeshift camps at two abandoned factories near the the port of Patras. A total of 563 migrants were transferred with buses to state facilities where authorities are to check their documents. Dozens …

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Shipping company urges Patras Port authorities to take measures against migrants

A big shipping company is allegedly threatening to halt its route schedules to Italy if authorities do not take measures against migrants at the port of Patras, in North-West Peloponnese. The company Grimaldi Lines has reportedly said it will have its ferries operate from the port of Igoumenitsa  in West …

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20-year-old Afghan dies in clashes among migrants in Patras

A 20-year-old Afghan migrant died after suffering heavy injuries during serious clashes among migrants in the port area of Patras on Saturday night. The young man was found with heavy head injuries and was transferred to the hospital in the city in North-West Peloponnese where he passed away despite doctors’ …

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