4th coronavirus death confirmed

A fourth death from the coronavirus has been confirmed in Greece. The patient, a 53-year-old man, died early Sunday, in Thessaloniki. He had been rushed to the AHEPA hospital from the citiy of Kozani in critical condition Tuesday. He is the youngest fatality thus far, but like the other three, had a serious underlying disease.

Temperatures drop as snow falls in mountainous regions

Very low temperatures, rain and snowfall accompanied by strong winds were the main characteristics of the weather in Greece on Thursday.

The lowest temperatures recorded by the Meteo service stations of Athens National Observatory on Thursday were -6.4C in the village Vlasti of Kozani, -4.7C in Vytina, in Arcadia, Peloponnese and -4.7C in Mavrolithari, central Greece.

PPC workers to protest closing of lignite-powered plants

Workers at the state-run Public Power Corporation will be staging a rally on Monday in Kozani, northern Greece, to protest the government's plans to shut down all of the country's lignite-powered plants starting next year.

The rally against the "sudden death" of PPC, according to unionists, will start at 5 p.m. at the main square of the town of Ptolemaida.

Strong Earthquake in Albania

A magnitude 4.9 earthquake was registered this morning in southern Albania, BTA reported.

The quake began at 7:25 a.m. and the epicentre was 49 kilometres north of the Greek settlement of Konitsa near Albania.

According to the Greek Institute of Geodynamics, the depth of the earthquake was 11.4 kilometres.

Man dies in Ptolemaida after hunting accident

A 67-year-old man died on Monday morning after being accidentally shot during a wild boar hunt in a forested area between the northern Greek towns of Kozani and Florina on Sunday.
According to reporters, a fellow hunter mistook him for their quarry.
He was rushed to a hospital in the town of Ptolemaida, where he underwent surgery but died.