Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics
A member of Thessaly University's TED3D research team holds a protective mask made with 3D printing technology at a laboratory in Volos, central Greece. The masks are being distributed to hospitals in Volos and Larissa, as well as the Greek Police (ELAS), the EKAV ambulance service and other agencies involved in the fight against the coronavirus. [EPA]
The General University Hospital of Evros in northeastern Greece confirmed the region's first case of Covid-19 on Wednesday, causing particular concern as the area shares borders with both Turkey and Bulgaria, is host to hundreds of refugees and is also dealing with a major migrant push from the east.
Two villages in western Macedonia were quarantined on Monday where authorities have recorded in the past few days three deaths from the new coronavirus and more than 10 infections, according to the General Secretariat of Civil Protection.
The villages, Damaskinia and Dragasia, are located between the towns of Kozani and Kastoria.
The 8,000 kilometers that separate Michigan in the United States from Thessaly in central Greece is no easy distance to cover, yet 52-year-old financial consultant George Papadopoulos has become accustomed to the long journey. It's been 30 years since he left his homeland to study in the US, where he stayed on to build a family and a successful career.