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Soccer will restart in Greece with runaway league leader Olympiakos facing defending champion PAOK Thessaloniki on the field this weekend and soon at a court in Switzerland.
Unbeaten Olympiakos travels to second-place PAOK on Sunday to begin play in a 10-round playoff for the top six teams in the regular-season standings.
It is nice - and unfortunately rare - to see so much praise for Greece in the international media as we are seeing right now over the country's response to the coronavirus crisis.
The most recent such plaudits came from Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman, who mentioned Greece as an example of a country that has successfully dealt with this new threat.
Anyone who goes on holiday abroad will then have to be quarantined for 14 days. Despite the fall of the state of emergency the measure remains in force, assured the Minister of Health Kiril Ananiev.
He explained that the threat has not yet passed. "No one can say when the disease will peak again" Ananiev said.
When major international media shamed Greece about the financial crisis, the Greek-American novelist and short-story writer Jeffrey Eugenides aptly said, "the land of your grandparents is like your favorite football team. It has a special place in your heart. You do not want to see it get thrashed."
Five PAOK soccer fans were detained on Monday night in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, for violating lockdown measures after dozens gathered outside the club's stadium to celebrate its 94th anniversary.
Officers who arrived outside the stadium urged the fans, who were chanting slogans, to disperse, but were ignored.
A number of PAOK soccer fans were detained on Monday night in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, for violating restrictive measures on movement, after dozens gathered outside their team's stadium to celebrate the club's 94th anniversary.
Officers who arrived outside the stadium urged fans who were chanting slogans to disperse, but were ignored.