Ptolemaida

Two more Covid-19 deaths reported in Greece

Two more people died in Greece from Covid-19, bringing the new death toll at 108, according to media reports on Friday.

The first victim was a 92-year-old man who had an underlying illness and was being treated at a hospital in Ptolemaida, western Macedonia.

The second patient was a 78-year-old man in Athens' Sotiria Hospital who also suffered from a pre-existing condition.

Northern Greece rattled by moderate quake

A moderate earthquake, measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale, occurred near Ptolemaida in northern Greece on Wednesday afternoon.

There were no reports of any injuries or damage.

The temblor occurred at 3.20 p.m. some 11 kilometers east-northeast of the city at a depth of 11 kilometers, according to the Geodynamic Institute of the Athens National Observatory.

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.

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.

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