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21/06/20
« on: Sunday, 21 June, 2020 @ 02:03:39 »
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Coronavirus: Spain to allow UK tourists without quarantine

UK tourists will be able to visit Spain without having to quarantine on arrival from Sunday, Spanish officials say.

Spain's foreign affairs minister has told the BBC that British citizens will be allowed to enter the country freely, without the need to self-isolate.

She said the decision had been made "out of respect" for the 400,000 Britons who have second homes in Spain.

But current rules state that anyone returning to - or entering - the UK still has to self-isolate for 14 days.

It is understood the UK's quarantine restrictions will be reviewed on 29 June.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-53122825

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Re: 21/06/20
« Reply #1 on: Sunday, 21 June, 2020 @ 02:06:40 »
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'Product of theft': Greece urges UK to return Parthenon marbles
The New Acropolis Museum wants to display antiquities removed on the orders of Lord Elgin
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/20/product-of-theft-greece-urges-uk-to-return-parthenon-marbles

Quiet news day for the Guardian?

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Re: 21/06/20
« Reply #2 on: Sunday, 21 June, 2020 @ 02:08:09 »
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Coronavirus: Rishi Sunak urged to consider four-day working week in response to pandemic
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/coronavirus-four-day-week-rishi-sunak-furlough-economy-a9573446.html

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Re: 21/06/20
« Reply #3 on: Sunday, 21 June, 2020 @ 13:00:27 »
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On Coronavirus, Trump said he'd told officials to limit tests, "When you do testing to that extent, you're going to find more people, you're going to find more cases. So I said to my people, slow the testing down please. They test and they test. We got tests, the people don't know what's going on. We got tests, we've got another one over here. And we will make America great again".
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/video_and_audio/headlines/53126614/donald-trump-poor-turnout-for-tulsa-election-rally

Ah, good idea: do fewer tests and find fewer people with coronavirus. Genius!

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Re: 21/06/20
« Reply #4 on: Sunday, 21 June, 2020 @ 13:41:51 »
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A guide to Greece’s most popular Summer coffee drinks
https://greekcitytimes.com/2020/06/21/a-guide-to-greeces-most-popular-summer-coffee-drinks/

It's a quick read

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Re: 21/06/20
« Reply #5 on: Sunday, 21 June, 2020 @ 14:22:44 »
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On Coronavirus, Trump said he'd told officials to limit tests, "When you do testing to that extent, you're going to find more people, you're going to find more cases. So I said to my people, slow the testing down please. They test and they test. We got tests, the people don't know what's going on. We got tests, we've got another one over here. And we will make America great again".
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/video_and_audio/headlines/53126614/donald-trump-poor-turnout-for-tulsa-election-rally

Ah, good idea: do fewer tests and find fewer people with coronavirus. Genius!

Well it's worked for Greece...since opening borders they seem to have stopped publishing the number of people tested...but for the 3 months before that the total number of people tested was about 3 days worth in the UK.....

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Re: 21/06/20
« Reply #6 on: Sunday, 21 June, 2020 @ 17:05:00 »
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Greek authorities announced 19 confirmed new cases of coronavirus Saturday, with one death over the past 24 hours.

Total confirmed cases now stand at 3,254, with 190 deaths.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/253923/article/ekathimerini/news/19-new-cases-and-one-death-from-the-coronavirus

Give or take a few, figures for:

UK:      303,110 cases /  42,589 deaths
USA: 2,299,005 cases / 121,500 deaths
wikipedia

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Re: 21/06/20
« Reply #7 on: Sunday, 21 June, 2020 @ 17:06:19 »
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Bird lovers get in a flap as swallows fail to return to Britain's skies this summer amid fears thousands were killed in a freak storm

They are a traditional sign that summer is here. But while swallows have made their annual return to Britain's skies, their numbers are much depleted, leaving birdwatchers baffled.

One theory is that a freak storm in Greece earlier this year may have killed thousands of the birds on their migration to the UK from South Africa.

Dead swallows were found in Athens and on Aegean islands after high winds battered the country in April, just as their first sightings were recorded here.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8443241/Bird-lovers-flap-swallows-fail-return-Britains-skies-summer.html

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Re: 21/06/20
« Reply #8 on: Sunday, 21 June, 2020 @ 17:20:26 »
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Greek authorities announced 19 confirmed new cases of coronavirus Saturday, with one death over the past 24 hours.

Total confirmed cases now stand at 3,254, with 190 deaths.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/253923/article/ekathimerini/news/19-new-cases-and-one-death-from-the-coronavirus

Give or take a few, figures for:

UK:      303,110 cases /  42,589 deaths
USA: 2,299,005 cases / 121,500 deaths
wikipedia

Greece no longer quoting testing numbers......

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Re: 21/06/20
« Reply #9 on: Sunday, 21 June, 2020 @ 17:53:28 »
The last I can find was June 1st.... "yesterday, authorities announced that a total of 180,518 tests have been conducted since the coronavirus outbreak in Greece in late February." (Keep Talking Greece)



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Re: 21/06/20
« Reply #10 on: Sunday, 21 June, 2020 @ 18:58:53 »
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English Wine Week: Vineyards across the country to support now
Whether you want still or sparkling, you’re spoilt for choice from some of the best wineries in England
https://www.independent.co.uk/extras/indybest/food-drink/english-wine-week-vineyard-sparkling-british-tasting-kent-sussex-a9573906.html

May or may not be good wines, I'm no wine buff - I know I can pay a lot less for wine I enjoy drinking.

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Re: 21/06/20
« Reply #11 on: Sunday, 21 June, 2020 @ 19:40:59 »
Bush fire in Kounopetra earlier today, fought by  twelve firefighters with five fire trucks and support from the twp PZLs. Believed now under control.