Drug dealing couple netted in Athens

A man from Guinea and a woman from Moldova were arrested in Argyroupoli in southern Athens on Monday, accused of drug possession and trafficking.
According to the Hellenic Police (ELAS), the detainees were active in the greater Athens area.
A search of their car as well as their apartment in the district of Vyronas yielded 220 packages of cocaine weighing 729.3 grams.

Central and Eastern Europe Freedom of Information Rights ‘Postponed’

Media regulations across the region have been tightened under states of emergency and journalists have been arrested on accusations of spreading misinformation concerning the response of authorities to the spread of the novel coronavirus. 

Some countries have sought to centralise the dissemination of official information and banned certain media from regular briefings. 

"Daruieste Viata" Association to build modular hospital for COVID-19 patients, in the Elias Hospital's courtyard

"Daruieste Viata" (Give Life) Association has announced that it will build a modular hospital for the COVID-19 patients, which will be located in the courtyard of the Elias Hospital in Bucharest, based on an agreement signed with the management team of this medical unit.

STS implements advanced mobile location tech for 112 emergency line

The Special Telecommunications Service (STS) has implemented an advanced mobile location (AML) technology solution that allows geographic tracking of calls made to the 112 emergency line, exclusively during the emergency call. "The solution was implemented by the Special Telecommunications Service (STS) jointly with mobile communications operators and in partnership with Google and Apple.

Turkey continues evacuating citizens abroad

Another 571 Turkish citizens were placed under a 14-day quarantine on March 26 after being brought back from abroad amid the spread of the novel coronavirus.

A ro-ro ship carried 25 truck drivers from Ukraine to Karasu Port in Sakarya province. They were transferred to an evacuated dormitory in the province after their first health check.

Romanian anti-Communist Dissident Paul Goma Dies of Covid-19

Romanian writer and anti-Communist dissident Paul Goma has died in Paris aged 84 after being diagnosed with coronavirus, his biographer Mariana Sipos told the Romanian news portal G4Media on Wednesday.

"After receiving a message from France, I announce with sorrow and great pain the departure from among us of the great writer and dissident Paul Goma," the statement read.