A strong earthquake in the Aegean Sea has shaken Turkey and Greece. Several buildings were wrecked in Turkey’s western Izmir province, according to officials, but there was no immediate information on casualties.
Local media on Samos were broadcasting footage of a badly damaged church and cracks in other buildings and roads in the wake of a 6.7-Richter earthquake that struck off the eastern Aegean island’s northwestern coast on Friday afternoon.
A large earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale struck off the eastern Aegean island of Samos on Friday, sending reverberations that were felt all the way in the Greek capital.
The National Organization for Public Health (EODY) conducted 3,402 rapid Covid-19 tests in the northern port city of Thessaloniki on Thursday, of which 252, or just over 7%, came back positive for the novel coronavirus, the agency reported on Friday.
Arsakeia Schools of Patras organize the 6th International Student Conference Simulation of the United Nations Meetings, MODEL UNITED NATIONS (MUN), ATSMUN.
The Supreme Labor Council will be able to decide on a proposal by an employer for up to 10 working hours per day without affecting the total number of hours of employment per year and therefore the level of salary, according to a clause to be included in a Labor Ministry bill.
It is a “mathematical certainty” that the Greek public health system will come under significant pressure if current trends of coronavirus transmission persist, infectious disease expert Sotiris Tsiodras told an online conference on Friday.
England removed Cyprus and Lithuania from its safe travel list on Thursday, meaning that people arriving from those countries will have to self-isolate for 14 days to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.
European Union health ministers will discuss limiting non-essential travel to Europe at a virtual meeting on Friday, German health minister Jens Spahn said.
Long queues formed on Thessaloniki’s waterfront promenade Thursday as hundreds of people waited to get tested for the coronavirus amid a decision to put the northern city under lockdown. Around 50 out of some 1,100 rapid antigen tests conducted randomly in the port city Thursday came back positive for coronavirus, the head of the National Organization for Public Health (EODY), Panagiotis Arkoumaneas, said after meeting with the city’s mayor, Konstantinos Zervas. The tests are part of efforts by authorities to chart the spread of the virus in big cities. “We will keep testing to have a better picture of the epidemiological situation in Thessaloniki,” Arkoumaneas said. [InTime News]