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Lefteris Papadimas

Greeks return to beaches in heatwave, but keep umbrellas apart

18 May 2020

ATHENS Greeks flocked to the seaside on Saturday when more than 500 beaches reopened, as the country sought to walk the fine line between protecting people from COVID-19 while reviving the tourism sector that many depend on for their livelihoods. | Video

After weeks of lockdown, overjoyed Greeks return to church

17 May 2020

ATHENS Thousands of Greeks returned to church on Sunday after weeks of staying away as a ban on mass gatherings to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus was eased.

Greeks return to beaches in heatwave, but keep umbrellas apart

16 May 2020

ATHENS Greeks flocked to the seaside on Saturday when more than 500 beaches reopened, as the country sought to walk the fine line between protecting people from COVID-19 while reviving the tourism sector that many depend on for their livelihoods.

Exclusive: Greece to issue two new bonds by year-end, may postpone early IMF payment

06 May 2020

ATHENS Greece plans at least two more bond issues by the end of the year and could postpone an early repayment to the International Monetary Fund to boost cash reserves and cover extra funding needs related to COVID-19, government officials told Reuters on Tuesday.

Greeks rush to hairdressers, florists, beaches, as virus lockdown eases

04 May 2020

ATHENS Greeks were finally allowed to get their hair cut, buy books and flowers and even venture back onto the beaches on Monday as part of a gradual easing of lockdown restrictions imposed six weeks ago to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.

UPDATE 2-Greece wants to prevent new generation of bad loans after coronavirus

30 Apr 2020

ATHENS, April 30 Preventing an increase in soured bank loans is a top priority for Greece as it grapples with the economic fallout from the new coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told parliament on Thursday.

RPT-European tourism scrambles to salvage summer as lockdowns ease

23 Apr 2020

LISBON/ATHENS, April 22 There are no tourists at Vila Gale's resorts right now, and the home page of the company's website urges visitors to #STAYHOME.

European tourism scrambles to salvage summer as lockdowns ease

22 Apr 2020

LISBON/ATHENS There are no tourists at Vila Gale's resorts right now, and the home page of the company's website urges visitors to #STAYHOME.

Coronavirus hits migrant hostel as Greece plans to ease lockdown

22 Apr 2020

ATHENS Dozens of migrants, including many single-parent families, accomodated at a hostel in southern Greece tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday as the government prepared for a gradual easing of a broad lockdown from April 27.

Coronavirus hits third migrant facility as Greece plans to ease lockdown

21 Apr 2020

ATHENS, April 21 Dozens of migrants in a hostel south of Greece tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, hours after the government said it would open some public services on April 27 as part of a gradual easing of the nation's coronavirus lockdown.

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