Newborn ring-tailed lemurs play inside the shuttered Attica Zoological Park, in Spata, east of Athens, on Thursday. Five lemurs were born after the site was closed to the public as part of health restrictions for the new coronavirus pandemic. The government is planning next week to ease restrictions against the Covid-19 which has so far helped keep infection rates low in Greece.
Organizers of the Delphi Economic Forum issued an announcement on Friday assuring its international panels of delegates and participants that the annual conference will proceed as scheduled, on March 5-8, and that 98 percent of companies and individuals "remain committed to attend," despite the recent appearance of the new coronavirus in Greece.
The European Commission approved a 255-million-euro investment for the construction of a road section in central Greece, it said on Friday.
The Cohesion Fund resources will be used to complete the link between Lamia and Xyniada in central Greece (part of road E65), connecting central Greece and west Thessaly with the main national network.
After a brief respite from severe weather brought about by the cold front Zenobia, temperatures are expected to drop again around Greece as of Thursday.
According to the National Observatory of Athens weather service meteo, snow is forecast in mountainous areas of Attica, Magnesia, eastern central Greece, northeast Peloponnese and eastern Crete.