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Passenger traffic in Athens International Airport down 60.4% in August

Passenger traffic in Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” fell 60.4 percent in August, compared with the same period last year, totaling 1.2 million passengers, due to the impact of the coronavirus on travelling, the airport reportedly said in a report on Thursday. According to statistics released by Athens International Airport …

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18 elderly, 1 worker in care facility in Athens tested positive to COVID-19

Eighteen elderly and one employee in a care home in Athens have been tested positive in Covid-19 and a big operation is underway to transfer the infected seniors to hospitals. The news was reported by the Civil Protection and the National Public Health Organization (EODY) reported on Wednesday evening. Eight …

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Patient stabs nurse in Athens hospital, commits suicide

A 59-year-old patient at Attikon Hospital, in Chaidari, western Athens, stabbed a nurse on Monday morning and then committed suicide umping from the 4th floor of the building. The patient of Albanian nationality reportedly had lurked for the nurse behind the ward door and attacked her with a knife. He …

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Three municipalities in Attica have the most coronavirus infections

Three municipalities in Attica, two in south Athens and one in the north of the Greek capital seem to have recorded the most coronavirus infections in the last days. According to media, the municipalities of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni and Kifissia are under increased surveillance by the health authorities as more returns …

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Civil Protection urges citizens to shut windows, doors due to toxic smoke in NW Athens

A thick, black toxic smoke has covered parts of the sky in north-western Athens after a fire in a plastics recycling plant broke out on Saturday morning. The plant is located in the suburb of Metamorfosi. Από την σημερινή πυρκαγιά στην #μεταμορφωση pic.twitter.com/8J4fZO7kUm — Thanos (@Thanos278) August 15, 2020 With …

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UK gov’t launches information campaign to support UK Nationals in Greece

The UK government has launched an information campaign to support UK nationals in Greece. According to a press release sent by the UK embassy in Athens to KTG, the vital information campaign targets more than one million Brits across Europe. The campaign aims to support and advice them to protect …

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“Medea and other friends I met in Athens”: Unique ancient theater in English

For the second year in a row, a unique performance of ancient Greek theatre -with a twist – helps travellers in Athens to complete their experience of Greece. Right, under the Acropolis. The performance “Medea are other friends I made in Athens” is in English. It is “the funniest 60 …

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Clinic employees face criminal misconduct charges over Covid-19 deaths

Managers and medical staff at the Taxiarchai clinic in Peristeri, western Athens, have been charged with criminal misconduct following the rapid spread of coronavirus among elderly patients at the facility in April. 13 of of the 35 infected patients in total died. Following a weeks-long investigation into the five clinic …

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Following outcry, Gov’t increases schedules in Athens public transport means

Greece’s Transport Ministry on Friday widely cancelled the summer holiday leave of workers at public transport means in Athens in order to increase the frequency of services and avoid the phenomena of overcrowding that have recently been observed.The decision follows also an outcry by passengers who complained about the reduced …

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Three treasure hunters die in makeshift well near Athens

Tragedy with treasure-hunters near Athens. The bodies of three men were recovered from a makeshift shaft early Thursday morning. The three men aged 47, 48 and 58, were found in an 8-meter deep well in Varybobi village in the north of the Greek capital. The men had gone to the …

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Athens Great Walk didn’t walk : Municipality gives back to traffic one lane

The Great Walk of Athens did not age well. Six weeks after its implementation that triggered the outrage of thousands of commuters each and every day, at least twice per day, the Athens Municipality decided to give back to traffic one more lane on crucial Panepistimiou Avenue. A relevant vote …

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Police fires tear-gas at protesters against bill to curtail public gatherings rights

Tear-gas and sound flares, chasing and bulling, stones and molotov cocktail bombs. The protest against the bill that limits rights to public gatherings started peacefully but soon turned downtown Athens into a battlefield on Thursday evening. With main slogans “No tolerance to the their plans,” and “the bill remains on …

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The Great Walk: Protesters vandalize new “anti-graffiti” planters in Athens

A group of protesters vandalized flower boxes newly installed in the center of Athens as part of the Great Walk project. They sprayed slogans on the boxes and even removed and overturned one. The tin planters were praised by the Athens Municipality as “anti-graffiti” and “up to one-tonne heavy” to …

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Three new metro stations open July 7, connect Piraeus suburbs with Athens

Three metro stations in Athens metro are to open on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, the Urban Rail Transport SA (STASY) announced on Friday. The new stations will extend the blue line (Line 3) westward by 4 km, and they are named after the suburbs of Aghia Varvara, Koridallos and Nikea. …

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The Great Wither: Athens Municipality calls on citizens to water the new trees

The Municipality of Athens invites the citizens to “adopt” a newly planted tree that is to undertake the cost for watering. The Municipality of Athens admitted in a statement the huge shortcomings it has in terms of watering the green spaces. And there is the solution! Roll the responsibility over …

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Anarchists throw water and coffee at Mayor of Athens

A group of some twenty people verbally attacked the Mayor of Athens, Costas Bakoyannis on Sunday afternoon and hurled coffee and water at him. Bakoyannis was attending an event at the church of Petros and Pavlos in Metaxourgeio district of the Greek capital and chatted with local residents. He left …

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Pepper Robots to inform public at Athens airport on coronavirus protection measures

Pepper robots will inform arriving passengers at the Athens international airport Elfetherios Venizelos about coronavirus protection measures at the airports and during flights. The application has been reportedly developed by the Mobile Technology company In a statement with the message “Your health is our priority”, Greece’s largest airport said that …

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