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Minister in Evros overseeing efforts to bolster border

Citizens’ Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis was in northeastern Greece on Friday to meet with officials and check on the measures being taken to strengthen patrols along the border with Turkey, as an estimated 800-1,000 refugees and migrants gathered on the other side of the frontier and more were reported to be on the way.

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Greek FM meets with US Ambassador in Athens

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias met in Athens on Friday with US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt for talks that focused on bilateral issues but also addressed the surge of refugees and migrants trying to cross into Greece on Friday after Turkey said it would lifted controls on Syrians fleeing airstrikes.

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Greece reports fourth coronavirus case

A worker wearing a protective suit sprays disinfectant at a high school in the northern city of Thessaloniki, on Thursday. A Greek 36-year-old woman who recently returned home from northern Italy became Greece’s fourth coronavirus case and is being closely monitored, health authorities said on Friday. [Giannis Papanikos/AP]