A stringent ban on circulation with came into effect on Monday morning, as the government toughened measures to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus in Greece that has killed 17 and infected 624.
Greece’s street magazine Schedia has set out a plan to support its sellers now that the measures taken to halt the spread of the new coronavirus in the country have taken a toll on its sales or shut down soup kitchens on which homeless and vulnerable individuals depended on.
The family of Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo donated 20,000 surgical masks which will be equally divided between the municipality of Zografou in central Athens and the city’s Organization of Culture, Sports and Youth (OPANDA) to help employees protect themselves against the new coronavirus.
The role of the individual as part of a group has never been more evident and more crucial. A crisis that asks that asks of us simply to stay home comes as a test of our responsibility, our power and our ethos.
The yield on the 10-year Greek government bond has fallen recently below 1 percent, something which constitutes an achievement, especially after the financial crisis of the last decade, when the return on 10-year bonds reached 36.5 percent.
Orthodox monks carry the holy icon of Axion Esti during a litany against the coronavirus pandemic, in Karyes, at the monastic community of Mount Athos, in northern Greece, on Wednesday. According to measures imposed by the government to stem the spread of the virus, religious services for all faiths may be carried out behind closed doors by a single religious representative and no more than three assistants. Services may be broadcast live on television, radio and the internet. [EPA]