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Culture ministry expands Cosmote deal for free WiFi in more sites, museums

Greece's Culture Ministry on Monday signed an agreement with Cosmote, the mobile phone unit of the country's largest telecom company OTE, to expand free WiF access to the visitors of the most prominent archaeological sites and museums around the country.

The program started several years ago but the new deal extends broadband coverage to 25 sites and museums, from the current 14.

ATHEX: Stock index sent back to 600 points

Increasing pessimism on the coronavirus pandemic's impact on the economy weighed heavily on most blue chips at Athinon Avenue on Monday, including banks, with the benchmark only just remaining above the 600-point level. Prices also suffered pressure from some negative results issued by listed companies over the last few days.

Internet use soars amid lockdown

Greece has seen an increase of at least 50 percent in internet use in recent days following the government's decision to restrict citizens' movements to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, according to officials at the Digital Governance Ministry who indicated however that telecommunications networks are handling the strain so far.

Anarchists target Australian ambassador's house over deadly wildfires

Members of the anarchist group Rouvikonas on Saturday morning scattered flyers outside the home of the Australian Ambassador to Greece Arthur Spyrou in a bid to protest the Australian authorities' handling of fatal wildfires that have been ravaging the country in recent weeks.
The incident did not result in any vandalism as is frequently the case with stunts by the group.