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05/01/21
« on: Tuesday, 05 January, 2021 @ 02:31:46 »
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Greek Orthodox church to defy lockdown by opening for Epiphany
Holy synod says services will be held at places of worship on Wednesday despite closure rules in Greece

The Greek Orthodox church has announced it will defy government lockdown orders aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus and open places of worship to mark Epiphany this Wednesday.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/04/greek-orthodox-church-defy-lockdown-opening-epiphany

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Greek Church ‘cannot cherry-pick’ laws, say government sources

The Greek Church cannot “cherry-pick” among the health rules and restrictions that have been imposed to stem the spread of the coronavirus, government sources said on Monday, in response to an announcement by the Holy Synod that it intends to defy a government closure of all places of worship to celebrate the feast of the Epiphany on January 6.

The Church’s governing body said that churches would open as originally planned on the holiday of the Epiphany on Wednesday, carrying out services and the customary blessing of the waters ceremony.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/260874/article/ekathimerini/news/greek-church-cannot-cherry-pick-laws-say-government-sources

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« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 05 January, 2021 @ 02:33:48 »
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Australia to use drones to count every koala in the country as threat of extinction looms
WWF says 60,000 killed or injured in bushfires last summer
https://www.ekathimerini.com/260874/article/ekathimerini/news/greek-church-cannot-cherry-pick-laws-say-government-sources

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« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 05 January, 2021 @ 02:38:22 »
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Skorpios, Known as “Onassis’ Island,” Made Into VIP Resort

Skorpios, Aristotle Onassis’ private island in the Ionian Sea, is to turn into a VIP resort, after the Greek government signed the permit allowing the change to take place recently.
https://greece.greekreporter.com/2021/01/04/skorpios-known-asonassis-island-made-into-vip-resort/

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« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 05 January, 2021 @ 06:13:32 »
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Greece names first openly gay minister

The center-right government in Greece named the country’s first openly gay minister in a Cabinet reshuffle Monday.

Nicholas Yatromanolakis, 44, was named as the new deputy minister of culture after being promoted from the position of general secretary at the ministry.
https://apnews.com/article/health-cabinets-coronavirus-pandemic-greece-f240d710a8f5ad4696e8df520ffc9a2a

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« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, 05 January, 2021 @ 08:47:48 »
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Covid: What you can and can't do under England's new national lockdown
https://www.itv.com/news/2021-01-04/covid-what-you-can-and-cant-do-under-englands-new-six-week-national-lockdown
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« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, 05 January, 2021 @ 18:37:13 »
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Some 220,000 vaccinations to be held in Greece by January's end

A minimum of 220,000 vaccinations against the coronavirus are scheduled to be held in Greece by the end of January, said Health Ministry Secretary General for Primary Health Care, Marios Themistokleous, at Monday's regular live update on the unfolding national inoculation program.

It is likely, he added, that other vaccines, such as the one by pharmaceuticals manufacturer Moderna, will be delivered imminently, thus increasing the number of available vaccines for the country's population.
https://www.amna.gr/en/article/518046/Some-220-000-vaccinations-to-be-held-in-Greece-by-Januarys-end