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There Are Lessons for Sports in This Dark Time

Then the world stopped.

The threat of the virus was becoming clearer before that Friday, though. Three days before the Dinamo vs Dragovoljac game, news came in that the first Croat carrying the coronavirus had contracted the disease at a Champions league game in Milan between Atalanta and Spanish side Valencia on February 19.

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Holiday island of Mykonos reports first Covid-19 case

Authorities on the popular Greek holiday island of Mykonos were scrambling on Thursday to discover how a 69-year-old resident contracted the novel coronavirus and to trace everyone she may have come into contact with in order to contain its spread.

Heavy snowfall closes roads on Thessaloniki’s Mt Hortiatis

Eleven snow ploughs were dispatched by municipal authorities in northern Greece to clear roads on and around Mount Hortiatis, which received more than 30 centimeters of snowfall overnight and on Thursday morning.

Loan process starts for firms

As of Thursday, most businesses can submit applications to receive state loans through the new support mechanism for enterprises, known as "deposits to be returned," that will distribute funds of 1 billion euros.

Greece's response to coronavirus working, Mitsotakis tells CNN

In an interview with CNN on Wednesday night, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that the measures his government has taken to curb the spread of the coronavirus appear to be working and thanked the Greek people for their cooperation, conceding however that "the hard work is still ahead of us."

Consumer confidence in record slide

In February 2020 consumer confidence in Greece had climbed to an almost 20-year peak at -4.8 points. It took just a few weeks for it to slide back down to -16.5 points in March, according to Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE) statistics released on Wednesday, with the monthly reduction of 11.7 points being the biggest ever recorded from one month to the next.

Demand dives at the gas pump

Market data for March appear to confirm the most pessimistic forecasts for fuel demand in the month when measures were introduced to protect society from the new coronavirus.

Editorial: No room for irresponsibility in this cruel April

The cliché reference to the coronavirus as "the invisible enemy" is misleading.

The enemy is visible. It is specific. It is irresponsibility and a singularly dangerous brand of social callousness.

Stournaras calls for joint fiscal action in eurozone

Bank of Greece Governor Yannis Stournaras on Wednesday spoke openly on Bloomberg in favor of a so-called "corona bond," warning that unless joint fiscal action is taken Europe will face a new debt crisis.

Bourse index parts with nearly 4 pct

The decline that started toward the end of Tuesday's stock trading session at Athinon Avenue continued throughout the day on Wednesday, led by the credit sector, which took significant losses, in line with most international markets. Daily turnover dropped significantly.

Easter church services to be held behind closed doors

Following a session by teleconference on Wednesday, the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece said that Easter services will be held behind closed doors without a congregation as of Palm Sunday on April 12, with the minimum number of clergy and chanters present. Archbishop Ieronymos said that these services must be broadcast live on TV, radio and the internet.

40-Year-Old Man with COVID-19 Dies in Pirogov after Sudden Cardiac Arrest

A 40-year-old man - a patient of UMBALSM "N. I. Pirogov" this afternoon. He tested positive for COVID-19 and died after a sudden cardiac arrest. The man was admitted to the hospital two days ago with symptoms of the new coronavirus in moderate condition. He was immediately diagnosed with bilateral pneumonia and later confirmed with COVID-19.