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Twenty five new coronavirus cases confirmed on Kefalonia yesterday by EODY, none on Ithaka

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8796 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0870 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1369 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9200 €UR

Based on Alpha Bank exchange rates, these are widely used by exchange agencies in Greece.
Other banks likely to offer a different rate which may be marginally higher or lower.
Banks and foreign exchange offices normally charge standard 2% commission.
You may get a better rate changing your holiday money in advance at e.g the Post Office.
NB: some f-ex agencies advertise "No Commission".
Invariably, they deduct commission before they (don't) advertise the rate.
Foreign exchange offices are businesses, not charities.

Ten day weather forecast for Kefalonia:
This is an overall forecast, due to the mountainous terrain the weather can be very localised.
Updated forecast @

Day, Date   Hi°/Lo°   Wind sp   Wet   Forecast
Thu 12/05   24°/15°   14 km/h   08%   Sunny
Fri 13/05   23°/15°   14 km/h   15%   Sun & cloud
Sat 14/05   23°/16°   15 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Sun 15/05   24°/16°   17 km/h   12%   Sunny
Mon 16/05   24°/16°   16 km/h   12%   Sunny
Tue 17/05   24°/16°   16 km/h   10%   Sunny
Wed 18/05   25°/16°   17 km/h   10%   Sunny
Thu 19/05   25°/16°   14 km/h   36%   Showers possible early
Fri 20/05   24°/17°   16 km/h   03%   Sunny
Sat 21/05   24°/16°   17 km/h   05%   Sunny


--- Quote ---Royal Mail wants fleet of 500 drones to carry mail to remote UK communities

The Royal Mail wants a fleet of 500 drones to help deliver the mail to remote communities across the UK.

In the next three years it hopes up to 200 drones will help carry the mail on 50 new routes with the Isles of Scilly, Shetland Islands, Orkney Islands and the Hebrides the first to benefit.

The new services need approval from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
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Could be shortage of life guard provision on Kef's beaches this summer as it appears central government has only granted sufficient funds to cover around 33% of projected costs (salaries). The beaches work fine without them but every year summer there's three or four bodies daily pulled from the sea around Greece and a lack of lifeguards is likely to impact on Greece's Blue Flag awards.

Glasgow Celtic have won the Scottish football league title race after drawing 1-1 away to Dundee United. Celtic are managed by Greek-Australian Angelos Postecoglou and the title winning goal was scored by Greek international fooballer Yiorgos Giakoumakis.

Body of a 48 y-o foreign national recovered from the sea off Tolon beach, Argolida municipality.


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