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Two swimmers dead in Volos and Nafplio

Two swimmers died on Thursday and Friday in separate incidents in beaches near the towns of Nafplio in the Peloponnese and Volos in Magnesia.

The first victim was an 89-year-old woman who was pulled out of the sea unconscious in Anavros beach near Volos on Friday morning.

Her body was transferred to the town's hospital for an autopsy.

This year's Romanian Navy Day celebrations move mainly online because of pandemic safety requirements

Due to the safety requirements imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, the Romanian Navy Day will be celebrated differently this year, with most of the events moving online, the Ministry of National Defense said in a release today.

Pedestrian dies after being hit by cars several times

A man was killed after being run over several times near Thessaloniki in northern Greece.
The 20-year-old, who was not named, was found on the Thessaloniki-Kilkis national highway late Tuesday.
Police said a vehicle driven by a 41-year-old woman hit the pedestrian who was subsequently struck by several more vehicles.
An investigation into the death is ongoing.

Balkan tourists packing their camper vans for northern Greece

In Gevgelija, North Macedonia, Alexander Alexov is preparing to make the road trip to Greece. The border between the two countries reopens on June 15, which means he will be able to travel to the Halkidiki peninsula. Over the past 30 years, Alexov has spent most summers at the Armenistis campsite in Sithonia.

Moscow Lifts COVID-19 Measures

Despite its high number of cases, the citizens of Moscow began to resume their normal lives on Tuesday as the Russian capital is ending a strict lockdown that has been in place for more than two months.

As of today, more than 12 million Moscow residents, in Europe's most populated city, will be able to walk and use public transport without digital passes or any other restrictions.

Hundreds of Covid-19 tests planned for Xanthi after ‘continuing infections'

Greek health authorities will run hundreds of molecular tests on residents of the wider area of the regional unit of Xanthi, northeastern Greece, starting on Thursday, as part of a targeted plan to eliminate "continuing infections in the last few days," General Secretariat for Civil Protection announced on Thursday.

Grevena officials oppose ministry's refugee housing plan

The mayor and the deputy regional governor in the town and regional unit of Grevena, northern Greece, expressed their opposition to a government plan to house refugees and migrants in hotels in the mountainous parts of the region in the coming days, as part of ongoing efforts to relieve pressure on camps on the islands.

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