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Athens-Sounio route affected by roadworks

Attica regional authorities announced the suspension of traffic on the Sounio-bound carriageway of the Athens-Sounio highway from 8 p.m. on Wednesday for 15 days to allow for repairs to be carried out to damage in the Loumbarda tunnel near Varkiza. 

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New coronavirus cases back under 400; deaths at three

After an alarming spike of 416 on Tuesday, new coronavirus cases dropped below the 400 mark on Wednesday, with the Organization for Public Health (EODY) reporting 354 confirmed infections. Deaths also dropped on Wednesday, coming to three as opposed to five the day before.

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Bombing proclamation found on hard drive from terror suspect’s apartment

Forensic experts investigating electronic and other evidence seized last week from the central Athens apartment of a 42-year-old terror suspect have allegedly found a file containing a proclamation by the Popular Fighters Group (OLA) urban guerrilla group, claiming responsibility for the 2015 bombing of the downtown headquarters of the Federation of Greek Industries (SEV).

 

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Attica twins with China’s Sichuan region

Chinese Ambassador Zhang Qiyue (r) hosted Attica Regional Governor Giorgos Patoulis (l) at the Chinese Embassy in Athens Tuesday, where the two officials signed an agreement twinning the Greek capital with the region of Sichuan. Patoulis hailed the cooperation between the two regions, saying it will not only address management of the pandemic, but will also “build the future through tourism, trade, development and progress.” [ANA-MPA]