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27/03/20
« on: Friday, 27 March, 2020 @ 10:41:26 »
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EU Commission Urges Vacationers to Accept Vouchers for Future Travel

In an attempt to offset the potential losses for travel agents and operators resulting from mass cancelations due to the coronavirus health crisis, the European Commission is encouraging customers to opt for vouchers instead of refunds and consider traveling at a later date.
https://news.gtp.gr/2020/03/24/eu-commission-urges-vacationers-accept-vouchers-future-travel

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Re: 27/03/20
« Reply #1 on: Friday, 27 March, 2020 @ 10:53:14 »
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Requests to break curfew ranged between 1.3-1.8 mln per day in March 23-26

The number of text messages sent by people in Greece who want to leave their houses during the lockdown measures put in place to halt the spread of the new coronavirus ranged between 1.3 and 1.8 million per day from March 23, when the system was introduced, to March 26, authorities said.

The numbers do not include messages that were either in the wrong format or rejected.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/251062/article/ekathimerini/news/requests-to-break-curfew-ranged-between-13-18-mln-per-day-in-march-23-26

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Re: 27/03/20
« Reply #2 on: Friday, 27 March, 2020 @ 10:55:34 »
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Crackdown on ban violators continues as millions send SMS requests

As Greece entered the fourth day of a full lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19 on Thursday, the Hellenic Police (ELAS) said that officers recorded 1,155 violations of a ban on unnecessary movement on March 25 and arrested six people for opening their businesses in contravention of government restrictions introduced to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/251037/article/ekathimerini/news/crackdown-on-ban-violators-continues-as-millions-send-sms-requests

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Re: 27/03/20
« Reply #3 on: Friday, 27 March, 2020 @ 11:01:30 »
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Minus Oligarchs, Greek Businesses Donate Ventilators, Masks to Fight COVID-19

With the Greek billionaires running the world’s biggest shipping industry still on the sidelines and not being taxed, other Greek companies are stepping up to help fight the COVID-19 Coronavirus.

The industrial group Mytilineos, in the fields of metallurgy and energy, contributed 65 ventilators for use in the country’s intensive care units following an agreement with the Health Ministry, the company said.

Ventilators provide life support for the most critically affected patients of the virus tht affects the lungs and requires aid for them to breathe.

Fraport Greece, which operates regional airports, and Kopelouzos Group, which operates in natural gas distribution, electricity generation and distribution, mining, transportation, waste management, real estate, telecommunications, and renewable energy industries said together they would donate 500,000 surgical masks for doctors and health care workers.

The gambling business firm Stoiximan said it delivered 250,000 surgical masks to the Health Ministry too.

Earlier, the major tobacco firm Papastratos said it would donate 50 ventilators but most of the country’s super-rich haven’t come forward yet.
https://www.thenationalherald.com/294136/minus-oligarchs-greek-businesses-donate-ventilators-masks-to-fight-covid-19/

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Re: 27/03/20
« Reply #4 on: Friday, 27 March, 2020 @ 11:04:09 »
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Hellenic Petroleum, Hercules Group contribute to the fight against coronavirus

Hellenic Petroleum, one of Greece’s largest refiners and traders of petroleum products, on Thursday announced an 8-mln-euro donation towards the strengthening of the national health system against the coronavirus pandemic.

The funds concern the purchase of medical equipment and supplies, as well as the donation of heating and motor fuels during the coronavirus crisis.

Also on Thursday, the Heracles Group of Lafarge-Holcim, a leading company in the Greek construction materials market, announced the donation of medical supplies and an Isolation Box to the General Hospital of Volos, in central Greece, fully equipped with medical instruments capable of receiving and evaluating suspect Covid-19 cases without endangering others at the hospital.
https://www.amna.gr/en/article/443963/Hellenic-Petroleum--Hercules-Group-contribute-to-the-fight-against-coronavirus

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Re: 27/03/20
« Reply #5 on: Friday, 27 March, 2020 @ 16:53:12 »
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Coronavirus: Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus.

Mr Johnson said he had developed mild symptoms over the past 24 hours, including a temperature and cough.

He is self-isolating in Downing Street but said he will "continue to lead the government's response via video-conference as we fight this virus".

It comes as another 181 people died with the virus in a day, latest government figures showed.

It takes the total number of UK deaths to 759, with 14,579 confirmed cases.

Following Mr Johnson's announcement, Health Secretary Matt Hancock also said he had tested positive for the virus.

Mr Hancock said his symptoms were also mild and he was working from home and self-isolating.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52060791

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Re: 27/03/20
« Reply #6 on: Friday, 27 March, 2020 @ 20:56:03 »
Ithaki coast guard 'rescued' two occupants of the German flagged ELEFTERIA early this morning after it appeared to be grounded on the beach near the fishing shelter at Stavros. No marine pollution detected but departure prohibited until certificate of sea worthiness obtained. Captain arrested for violating the temporary restrictions on all types of ships.

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Re: 27/03/20
« Reply #7 on: Friday, 27 March, 2020 @ 21:20:44 »
Seems Timpson branches are closed. Guess they're not key workers.