Greek police used teargas to disperse hundreds of demonstrators who had assembled outside parliament on Thursday to protest a draft law discussed by lawmakers attempting to regulate street protests in the country.
Damages were reported in the entrances of Grande Bretagne and King George hotels on Syntagma square and on the pedestrian “grand walk” flower boxes
The new head of the euro zone’s grouping of finance ministers, Ireland’s Paschal Donohoe, on Thursday said he was honored by his appointment and planned to build an “inclusive and transparent” Eurogroup.
Fifty new coronavirus cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) said on Thursday, with nearly half relating to people entering Greece by land or air.
Besides the 24 incoming cases from abroad, a sudden rise was noted in the number of new cases, particularly in northern Greece.
A meeting chaired by the Prime Minister and relevant authorities will take place this afternoon, to discuss ways to tackle the rise of coronavirus cases.
Government spokesperson, Stelios Petsas, on Thursday said that the country has opened to visitors with the protection of public health and human life as the main guideline, while briefing the press and added that it is possible new restrictive measures will be imposed as of Monday.
A ten year old boy from Serbia was found positive to the virus, in the city of Kavala.
Top US diseases expert Dr Anthony Fauci has said some states in the country reopened too fast. “We’re in a very difficult, challenging period right now,” he said. It comes as the US posted another record rise in cases of more than 65,000 in 24 hours – according to Johns Hopkins University
UNESCO must be notified of any change in the status of Istanbul’s sixth-century Hagia Sophia museum and the changes may have to be reviewed by its World Heritage committee, the United Nation’s cultural body said on Thursday.
Turkey’s top administrative court is likely to announce on Friday that the 1934 conversion of the Hagia Sophia to a museum was unlawful, two Turkish officials said, paving the way for its restoration as a mosque.
UNESCO told Reuters that the Hagia Sophia was on its list of World Heritage Sites as a museum, and as such had certain commitments and legal obligations.
And the weather forecast…
Sunny in Attica today with winds blowing from the north at a speed of 6-7 on the beaufort scale.
The temperature will reach a maximum of 32 degrees Celsius.