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Two school classes in Thessaloniki suspended due to coronavirus outbreak

  Two primary school classes in Thessaloniki were suspended due to a large number of Covid-9 infections among the pupils, the Ministry of Education announced on Wednesday. These are the first classes that close down due to the pandemic, just eight days after the start of the new school season …

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Toddler “forgotten” in kindergarten bus; 5 arrested after parents file lawsuit

A 2-year-old toddler was left in a kindergarten school for over five hours in the seaside resort of Varkiza in south-eastern Athens. The girl’s parents filed a lawsuit against those in charge of the kindergarten, including the bus driver and those monitoring the children transfer. The child is thought to …

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Prosecutor in Thessaloniki investigates “anti-vaxxer” priest

A public prosecutor in Thessaloniki has opened an investigation against a priest who is allegedly advising church goers not to get vaccinated against Covid-19. The inquiry opened after a local news website reported on the priest, whome the parishioners denounced a “anti-vaxxer.” Citing local parishioners and residents, the story reports …

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Anti-vaxxers protest PM at TIF, clash with police in Thessaloniki

Αnti-vaxxers clashed with police in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, outside the premises of Thessaloniki International Fair where Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis delivered an important speech that included economic police measures. Hundreds of protesters against Covid-19 vaccination, among them also families with children, gathered in downtown Thessaloniki on Saturday afternoon. At some …

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Suspected terrorist arrested in Thessaloniki

A 46-year-old man was arrested in Thessaloniki on Monday for involvement in a terrorist group, “Revolutionary Self-defense”, tied to attacks at PASOK and the Mexican and French embassies. The man, identified only by his initials (D.Ch.), was arrested shortly after robbery at an Alpha Bank branch in the northern Greek …

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Top court gives green light to removal of stunning antiquities from Thessaloniki metro station

Greece’s highest administrative court, the Council of State (CoS), has given the green light for the temporary removal and repositioning of the antiquities unearthed during excavation work for the Thessaloniki metro in northern Greece. With the majority of a single vote (13-12) the judges of the CoS approved the removal …

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Tourist who arrived in Greece with “negative” PCR test in ICU with Covid-19 UPD

A foreign national who arrived in Greece four days ago has been intubated in the intensive care unit of a hospital in Thessaloniki. The 65-year-old tourist arrived in northern Greece with negative molecular PCR test on May 29. He was admitted to ICU on Tuesday, June 1. When he sought …

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Israelis invest €6mn for the production of industrial cannabis in Thessaloniki

An investment that will total six million euros for the production of initially industrial and then medical cannabis, which will be exported mainly to Europe and Israel, is underway in the coastal area of Epanomi, Thessaloniki, by a business group consisting of Israeli private investors, state run news agency amna …

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Prosecutor files against Thessaloniki hospital for discarding waste in protected wetland

Τhe public prosecutor of Thessaloniki filed a case against the general manager of Ippokratio hospital for discarding mattresses and rubble to the river Gallikos, a NATURA 2000 protected wetland, beginning of the year. Τhe issue turned into ping-pong ball between the Hospital and the Municipality and led to tragic-comic situations. …

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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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Three migrants die in fire in abandoned building in Thessaloniki

Greece’s fire department says three migrants have been found dead following a fire in an abandoned building in the center of the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki. The three men, believed to have been from Algeria, had been living on the third floor of the abandoned building. Firefighters said the …

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Scandal in Thessaloniki: Prosecutor investigates off list vaccinations in children institutions

The public prosecutor of Thessaloniki, northern Greece, investigates complaints according to which children with special needs at two institutions in the city did not receive Covid-19 vaccinations; 24 people were inoculated instead, bypassing the priority list of the national program. The scandal touches also two elected officials at the Municipality …

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Two mega vaccination centers open in Athens & Thessaloniki on Feb 15

Two mega vaccination centers are scheduled on open their gates in Athens and Thessaloniki on Monday, February 15, 2021. The centers aim to ramp up the number of daily inoculations. The vaccination center in Maroussi suburb of northern Athens is housed in the Helexpo exhibition hall. It will operate from …

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Prosecutor orders investigation into police violence against citizen in Thessaloniki (video)

The Public Prosecutor of Thessaloniki ordered investigation by the internal affairs department of Greek Police after riot policemen were filmed to hit a citizen in the face with the elbow and kick him, while they moved with baton against another one. The incident took place in the center of the …

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