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First Covid-19 patients airlifted to Athens as hospitals reached capacity

Three patients with Covid-19 from the region of Drama were airlifted to hospitals in Athens on Thursday, as facilities in northern Greece have reached their capacity due to the surge of the coronavirus. The patients are transferred in isolation capsules with a C-130 from the Greek Air Force. On board …

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Six people evacuated from cut-off village Oxia in flooded Central Greece

Six people from the small village area of Oxia have been successfully airlifted to safety on Tuesday morning. Located on the mountains by Mouzaki, the village has been cut-off since Saturday after medicane Ianos struck the area causing extensive damage in the infrastructure. Two helicopters of the Fire Service brought …

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Monarch Airlines collapses, UK Civil Aviation to airlift 110K stranded passengers (info)

Monarch Airlines has collapsed and issued a statement in the early morning hours of Monday, October 2nd 2017. British Civil Aviation is launching an airlift operation in order to bring home 110,000 passengers. According to Independent, passengers booked on the first wave of Monarch flights were already at five UK …

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Greece imported billions of euro in banknotes to avert bank run?

Greece’s central bank had allegedly  billions of euros of banknotes shipped in from other central banks abroad to avert a bank run during the country’s debt crisis as depositors withdrew their money,  newspaper To Vima reported on Sunday. The banknotes allegedly arrived to Athens per cargo airplanes, while employees at …

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