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Police record 2,104 public movement violations

The Hellenic Police (ELAS) recorded a total of 2,104 violations of a government lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus on Wednesday, ELAS said Thursday.

The majority of the violations (793) were recorded in Attica, with 274 in Thessaloniki, 170 in Central Macedonia and 157 in Western Greece, ELAS said.

Three more Covid-19 deaths bring total to 86

Greece's Health Ministry said on Thursday three more people died in the past 24 hours in the country from the new coronavirus, which raised the total number to 86 since the start of the outbreak.

There were also 71 new infections and the new total stands at 1,955, according to Health Ministry spokesman and infectious diseases professor Sotiris Tsiodras.

Learning from the coronavirus crisis

Developments in Greece from the coronavirus epidemic are so far encouraging. If we remain disciplined, heed the government's instructions and resist the urge to flout restrictions at Easter, we may be able to slowly start getting some of our freedoms back. This pandemic has given everyone pause, and we will come out of it all the wiser.

Healthcare after Covid-19

The government has gone to great lengths to support the extraordinary needs of the national healthcare system since the emergence of the coronavirus crisis in Greece last month.

Kristalina Georgieva: We Expect the Worst Economic Fallout Since Great Depression

The global coronavirus pandemic is causing an unprecedented economic crisis and will require a massive response to secure a recovery, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva said on Thursday, BGNES reports.

She warned that "global growth will turn sharply negative in 2020," with 170 of the International Monetary Fund's 180 members experiencing a decline in per capita income.

Decrease in The Construction of Buildings in Bulgaria

According to the preliminary data, in February 2020 the index of production in section 'Construction' calculated on the base of seasonally adjusted data was 0.6% below the level of the previous month. In February 2020 the working day adjusted index of production in construction decreased by 1.1% in comparison with the same month of 2019.

NATO acknowledges Turkish aid to Bosnia

NATO's strategic military command on April 9 acknowledged Turkey for sending aid to Bosnia and Herzegovina among other Balkan countries, saying "we are stronger together."
"Turkey provided aid to Bosnia and Herzegovina to assist in the fight against #COVID19," the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) said on Twitter.

Kon: We're doing fine so far; We don’t consider measures for the holidays now VIDEO

A total of 66 people have died and 2.867 tested positive since the outbreak of the pandemic, Dr Kisic Tepavcevic said, adding that 1.907 people who tested positive for coronavirus had been hospitalized, including 127 who are on respirators.
1.586 people had been tested over the previous 24 hours, bringing the total number of people tested in Serbia to 12.347.

Greek ski resorts close early to stop Covid-19 spread

The ski resorts of Parnassos, central Greece, and Voras-Kaimaktsalan in Pella, northern Greece, will close for the rest of the season in a bid to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Why Are Some Men Hairier than Others?

When it comes to hairiness, you may have noticed that some men are considerably hairier than others. Of course, there are some men that get rid of their body and facial hair and some that actively encourage hair growth, so this makes a difference. However, there are also other reasons why some men are much hairier than others.

Montenegro Urged to Delay Law Change Debate in Pandemic

Montenegrin government session due to COVID-19. Photo: Government of Montenegro

More than 50 civic organizations, journalists and media organizations warned that the lockdown had made participatory debate almost impossible.

IMF chief says pandemic will unleash worst recession since Great Depression

The pandemic sweeping the world will turn global economic growth "sharply negative" in 2020, triggering the worst fallout since the 1930s Great Depression, with only a partial recovery seen in 2021, the head of the International Monetary Fund said.