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09/06/20
« on: Tuesday, 09 June, 2020 @ 10:07:47 »
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Greece Prepares for Wildfire Season

In view of forecasts for a dry summer ahead, Greek civil protection authorities are gearing up with more staff, new planes and improved infrastructure to address the potential outbreak of wildfires.

Deputy Civil Protection and Crisis Management Minister Nikos Hardalias recently briefed Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on the fire department’s emergency action planning, adding that it had been equipped with 126 new fire trucks and three new helicopters.

The aim, Hardalias said, was to ensure the immediate response by air within 30 to 40 minutes after take-off.

He also added that 1,300 seasonal firefighters has be hired and that 80 more seasonal fire brigades would be set up to meet the needs across the country with emphasis given to high-risk areas.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2020/06/09/greece-prepares-for-wildfire-season/


Daily fire risk for Kef posted on GGi home page.

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Re: 09/06/20
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 09 June, 2020 @ 10:19:41 »
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Coronavirus: Plan dropped for all primary pupils back in school

The plan for all primary school years in England to go back to school before the end of term is to be dropped by the government.

There had been an aim for all primary pupils to spend four weeks in school before the summer break.

But it is no longer thought to be feasible and instead schools will be given "flexibility" over whether or not to admit more pupils.

Head teachers' leaders said it had never been a practical possibility.

It comes after Health Secretary Matt Hancock conceded at Monday's Downing Street briefing that secondary schools in England may not fully reopen until September "at the earliest".
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-52969679

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Re: 09/06/20
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 09 June, 2020 @ 16:13:09 »
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Greece, Italy sign accord on maritime zones in Ionian Sea

Greece and Italy signed an agreement on maritime boundaries on Tuesday, establishing an exclusive economic zone between the two countries and resolving longstanding issues over fishing rights in the Ionian Sea.

Italy and Greece are already partners in the EastMed gas pipeline project intended to transport 10 billion cubic meters of gas per year from offshore reserves in the eastern Mediterranean to Greece, Italy and other southeastern European countries.
https://news.trust.org/item/20200609120402-bqucj/

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Re: 09/06/20
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 09 June, 2020 @ 16:43:34 »
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Greece on List of 100 Safest Countries in the World for Covid-19
https://news.gtp.gr/2020/06/05/greece-on-list-100-safest-countries-in-world-covid-19/

Greece comes in  at 34, UK at 68. No seperate listing for England, Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales but, for some reason, the Isle of Man is listed and comes in at 101
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Re: 09/06/20
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, 10 June, 2020 @ 00:03:08 »
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