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Title: 18/11/21
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 18 November, 2021 @ 03:06:11
Three new coronavirus cases confirmed on Kef yesterday by EODY.

Today's bank rate:
1 GBP = € 1.1546
1 USD = € 0.8579

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 (https://www.postoffice.co.uk/travel-money).
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 @ weather.com (https://weather.com/en-IE/weather/tenday/l/GRXX0035:1:GR)

Day, Date   Hi°/Lo°   Wind sp   Wet   Forecast
Thu 18/11   18°/14°   18 km/h   93%   Rain probable
Fri 19/11   19°/13°    8 km/h   84%   Showers probable
Sat 20/11   19°/13°    5 km/h   08%   Mostly sunny
Sun 21/11   19°/14°    7 km/h   08%   Mostly sunny
Mon 22/11   19°/14°   21 km/h   90%   Rain probable
Tue 23/11   19°/14°   10 km/h   82%   Thunderstorms probable
Wed 24/11   19°/15°   10 km/h   69%   Light rain probable
Thu 25/11   20°/15°   30 km/h   63%   Thunderstorms probable
Fri 26/11   19°/14°   24 km/h   58%   Showers probable
Sat 27/11   19°/15°   24 km/h   60%   Rain & thunder probable

Title: Re: 18/11/21
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 18 November, 2021 @ 03:07:31
Over 17,000 People Have Now Died With Covid-19 in Greece

Over 17,000 people have died with Covid-19 in Greece since the start of the pandemic, and 87 people with the virus passed away in the country just on Wednesday.

This is seven more than the 80 people who died with Covid-19 in Greece on Tuesday.

Greece recorded a total of 6,682 cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, while 8,129 were recorded in the country yesterday, Tuesday.

The record for the highest number of coronavirus cases recorded in one day in Greece was broken just last Tuesday, when 8,623 cases of Covid-19 were diagnosed.
Title: Re: 18/11/21
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 18 November, 2021 @ 03:11:04
'Ryanair flew us to Greece instead of Spain - and now won't say sorry'
The budget airline let a couple board and depart the wrong flight going to a totally different country, then turned the tables on them and said it was their fault

Title: Re: 18/11/21
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 18 November, 2021 @ 15:55:30
Talk of establishing a seismological school on Kefalonia - presumably in Argostoli.
Title: Re: 18/11/21
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 18 November, 2021 @ 15:58:33
Missing cat Big Ginge reunited with Birmingham couple after 10 years

A couple have been reunited with their cat 10 years after he went missing from their narrowboat.
Title: Re: 18/11/21
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 18 November, 2021 @ 21:18:11
Unvaccinated barred from all indoor public venues from Mon

The government will impose more restrictions for those not vaccinated against Covid-19 from next week, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday following a steep rise in infections in recent weeks.

The measures were announced by Mitsotakis in a televised address to the nation and include barring unvaccinated citizens from all indoor spaces including cinemas, museums and gyms as of Monday, November 22.

Mitsotakis said his plan was for Greece “to have a better Christmas this year than last year.”

He also said that the vaccination certificate for vaccinated persons over 60 years of age would cease to be valid seven months after the administration of the vaccine. Thus, this age group will be given one month to receive the booster vaccine.