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Thessaloniki promenade to close after 2 pm, weekends

Thessaloniki’s waterfront promenade will be fenced and cordoned off outside of working hours as of Tuesday afternoon, the city’s authorities decided late on Monday, after hundreds of residents flocked there in violation of the social distancing rules imposed to contain the spread of the new coronavirus. Specifically, 400 barricades will be set up to prevent […]

Petsas: Curfew measures will become stricter

“No country can withstand such a mass pandemic that creates a need for a huge part of the population to rush simultaneously to hospital,” said governement spokesperson Stelios Petsas in an interview with SKAI radio on Tuesday. He also announced that curfew measures designed to contain the spread of the virus will become stricter, especially […]

Manolis Glezos, resistance fighter and iconic Leftist, dies at 98

Veteran leftist and resistance fighter Manolis Glezos has died at the age of 98, it was announced on Monday.  An active member of Greece’s resistance to the Nazis, Glezos is best known for joining forces with fellow teenager Apostolos Santas in 1941 and tearing down the Nazi flag from the Acropolis, at a time when […]