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25/07/21
« on: Sunday, 25 July, 2021 @ 01:44:32 »
Three new coronavirus cases confirmed on Kef yesterday by EODY.

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Re: 25/07/21
« Reply #1 on: Sunday, 25 July, 2021 @ 01:46:08 »
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Six million could have summer holidays ruined by Spain and Greece rule change
Applying same rules as France would have significant impact, Labour says

Summer holiday plans for nearly six million people across the UK could be ruined if the government moves Spain and Greece onto the amber plus Covid list, according to an analysis.

Labour warned that an estimated 5,857,558 people face the prospect of last-minute quarantine if the two countries are put in the same restricted travel category as France.

Fully vaccinated holidaymakers visiting counties on the amber list are generally exempt from quarantining on return to the UK, but ministers removed the exemption for Britain’s cross-channel neighbour earlier this month – effectively creating a so-called amber plus tier.

The decision was taken because of concerns about the spread of the Beta variant of Covid, with fears it could bypass vaccines. There has been speculation that Greece and Spain could face the same measures as France.

While the government has not yet indicated that this will happen, a year and a half of abrupt U-turns by ministers when it comes to travel has left holidaymakers cautious.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/amber-plus-list-france-spain-greece-announcement-b1889926.html

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Re: 25/07/21
« Reply #2 on: Sunday, 25 July, 2021 @ 01:47:50 »
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UK government orders councils to display EU flag as condition of receiving Covid high street cash
Government accused of ‘absurd hypocrisy’ for taking Brussels cash with strings
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-eu-flag-covid-recovery-cash-councils-b1889502.html

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Re: 25/07/21
« Reply #3 on: Sunday, 25 July, 2021 @ 08:36:30 »
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In Greece a Health Emergency Takes a Back Seat to Tourism Economics
https://www.argophilia.com/news/in-greece-a-health-emergency-takes-a-back-seat-to-tourism-economics/229365/

A long-ish read but possibly an interesting opinion on health versus tourist income in Greece.

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Re: 25/07/21
« Reply #4 on: Sunday, 25 July, 2021 @ 17:17:19 »
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Uproar in Greece as mascot seal killed in protected area

A young endangered monk seal who became the mascot of a Greek island in a marine protected area after surviving a cyclone and endearing himself to locals has been killed, sparking an uproar.

Kostis, who was named after the fisherman who saved him as Cyclone Zorbas lashed the Aegean Sea in 2018, was "deliberately killed" off the coast of Alonissos island, the MOm NGO for the protection of the Mediterranean monk seal said Saturday.

The island is part of the Alonissos and Northern Sporades marine park, Greece's first such park where sea life is protected by law.
https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210725-uproar-in-greece-as-mascot-seal-killed-in-protected-area

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« Reply #6 on: Sunday, 25 July, 2021 @ 17:20:12 »
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Greece's first underwater museum opens ancient world to dive tourists

The museum beneath the waves at Peristera, a rocky outcrop off the island of Alonissos, opened in 2020, though the site has been largely mothballed until now due to Covid-19 restrictions.
https://phys.org/news/2021-07-greece-underwater-museum-ancient-world.html

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Re: 25/07/21
« Reply #7 on: Sunday, 25 July, 2021 @ 17:21:40 »
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Greece Extends Covid-19 Rules for Flights to Islands
https://news.gtp.gr/2021/07/24/greece-extends-covid-19-rules-flight-islands/

For internal flights.

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Re: 25/07/21
« Reply #8 on: Sunday, 25 July, 2021 @ 17:24:26 »
Heard there's been an accident involving a tourist on Agios Thomas beach. No more details as yet.

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Re: 25/07/21
« Reply #9 on: Sunday, 25 July, 2021 @ 20:18:39 »
Caught a bit of the Olympics women's football, England vs Japan. A couple of things I noticed:
1. Far fewer fouls and whistle blowing for infringements, great and small, the game kept flowing;
2. Whereas the men wear shorts almost to their knees, the women wear shorts

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