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Dominic Raab leads Britain as Boris Johnson’s condition worsens, taken to ICU

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was being treated for worsening coronavirus symptoms in an intensive care unit on Tuesday, with his foreign minister deputizing for him as the nation tackles the COVID-19 crisis.Johnson, 55, was admitted to St Thomas' Hospital in central London late on Sunday after suffering persistent coronavirus symptoms, including a high temperature, for more than 10 days

The painful lessons of Italy’s devastating coronavirus outbreak

Impose strict measures now that you still have time. The phrase sums up the advice to Greece from Marco De Ponte, General Secretary of ActionAid Italy. In this interview with Kathimerini, De Ponte casts light on the reasons for Italy's devastating death toll from the novel coronavirus. 

House prices show marked slowdown

The Greek housing market has doubtlessly slowed down this year, with the sale price growth rate declining for six consecutive months. Based on data from the first quarter of 2020, the slowdown marks are clear, as most areas observed a lower pace of price growth compared to the fourth quarter of last year.

ATHEX: Index posts biggest jump since 2015

The slowdown in the onslaught of the coronavirus in Greece and the rest of Europe, according to the statistics of the last few days, and the hopes for a rebound at the oversold Greek market sent stocks soaring at Athinon Avenue on Monday by the highest daily rate recorded since 2015.

Even chocolate Easter bunnies get face masks

Greek pastry chef Marios Papadopoulos holds a chocolate easter bunny wearing a protective face mask at his confectionery, during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Thessaloniki, Monday. [Alexandros Avramidis/Reuters]

Cyprus issuing 7-year and 30-year bonds on Tuesday

The Republic of Cyprus is on Tuesday proceeding to the issue of two new bonds, a seven-year paper and a 30-year one, both euro medium-term notes (EMTN), the island's Finance Ministry announced on Monday in a message to investors.

Government to allow closed-door services on Orthodox Holy Week

The government adopted on Monday a request by the Greek Orthodox Church to allow Easter services to be held behind closed doors without a congregation as of Palm Sunday on April 12.

The measure will be in place for one week, until April 20, which is the Orthodox Easter Monday.