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07/11/20
« on: Saturday, 07 November, 2020 @ 04:03:48 »
A forty one year old male resident of Kefalonia has tested positive for Covid 19, his wife is to be tested and contacts traced. The husband felt ill upon their recent return from Thessaloniki and is in quarantine at home.

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« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 07 November, 2020 @ 04:07:36 »
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November 17 will not be celebrated this year, minister says

Citizens’ Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis said on Friday that the customary events and marches commemorating the November 17, 1973, Athens Polytechnic student uprising against the military dictatorship, will not be taking place this year.

“We did not celebrate March 25th or October 28th, we did not celebrate Easter, we did not celebrate any of the things that unite us in 2020. The same will be the case with the Polytechnic [anniversary],” the minister said as he came out of a meeting at the prime minister’s office at the Maximos Mansion, referring to three major national holidays that were not marked as usual this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/258892/article/ekathimerini/news/november-17-will-not-be-celebrated-this-year-minister-says

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« Reply #2 on: Saturday, 07 November, 2020 @ 04:09:41 »
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Blitzed cities still deprived 75 years after war

Towns and cities in England which suffered high casualty rates from World War Two air raids are now likely to be places with high levels of child deprivation, say researchers.

They examined how well today's youngsters are faring in places that had faced the brunt of wartime bombing, such as Hull, Portsmouth and Coventry.

A consistent pattern of disadvantage was found, 75 years after the war.

This included high levels of hardship and poor results in education.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-54834759

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« Reply #3 on: Saturday, 07 November, 2020 @ 04:12:53 »
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Scotland becomes first part of UK to ban smacking

Scotland's ban on parents smacking their children has become law, making it the first part of the UK to outlaw physical punishment of under-16s.

Parents and carers were previously allowed to use physical force to discipline their children if it was considered "reasonable chastisement".

The new law means that the so-called "justifiable assault" defence is no longer available.

It seeks to give children the same protection from assault as adults.

Sweden was the first country in the world to ban smacking in the home when it outlawed corporal punishment in 1979. Scotland has now become the 58th to do so.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-54825151

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« Reply #4 on: Saturday, 07 November, 2020 @ 04:15:30 »
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Geoffrey Palmer dies, aged 93
The actor was best known for his roles in Butterflies, As Time Goes By, and The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/11/06/geoffrey-palmer-dies-aged-93/

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Re: 07/11/20
« Reply #5 on: Saturday, 07 November, 2020 @ 12:05:56 »
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Greece Aiming to Make Recycling Routine with 5 Reforms

Greece aims to make recycling a routine practice, said Environment Minister Kostis Hatzidakis after tabling a bill for public consultation that redefines recycling practices.

Hatzidakis said the reform is an effort to cover lost ground particularly with regard to waste management and to integrate recycling into the daily routines of all Greeks.

The proposed law focuses on five key areas:
https://news.gtp.gr/2020/11/05/greece-aiming-to-make-recycling-routine-with-5-reforms/

Not sure how Pay As You Throw will work in areas with communal bulk bins

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Re: 07/11/20
« Reply #6 on: Saturday, 07 November, 2020 @ 12:13:04 »
A forty one year old male resident of Kefalonia has tested positive for Covid 19

Apparently there was a significant increase in ferry traffic to Kefalonia and Zakynthos yesterday as people returned to their ancestral homelands for the duration of the lockdown rather than remain in Athens, etc.

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Re: 07/11/20
« Reply #7 on: Saturday, 07 November, 2020 @ 12:14:55 »
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Athenians fleeing capital ahead of lockdown

Friday’s heavy traffic continued well into evening on many key thoroughfares in and around Attica, the Traffic Police told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency, adding that more than 40,000 cars left the Greek capital before the three-week lockdown measures kick in at 6 a.m. on Saturday.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/258913/article/ekathimerini/news/athenians-fleeing-capital-ahead-of-lockdown