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Varoufakis refuses lockdown inspection

The mayor of Aegina island claimed in comments on Saturday that former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, head of the Mera25 party, refused to stop for a police inspection on the island where he has a summer home.

According to the mayor, Yiannis Zorbas, police had been conducting routine inspections last Thursday when they signaled to Varoufakis to pull over.

Antetokounmpo family donates 20,000 masks to Athens municipality, sports group

The family of Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo donated 20,000 surgical masks which will be equally divided between the municipality of Zografou in central Athens and the city's Organization of Culture, Sports and Youth (OPANDA) to help employees protect themselves against the new coronavirus.

Antetokounmpo: ‘Take care of yourselves and your family’

Greece's Giannis Antetokounmpo called on his fans to protect themselves against the new coronavirus on Thursday, a day after the NBA said it was suspending its season following news that a few players had been infected.

"Basketball becomes secondary...Take care of yourselves and your family. Wash your hands often," he said in a Tweet on his official account.

Exhibition highlights ancient roots of modern revolution

The exhibition "This Is What We Fought For: Antiquities and the Greek Revolution," currently on display at the National Archaeological Museum (NAM) in Athens, was inspired by an anecdote about Greek General Yiannis Makriyiannis paying a group of soldiers not to sell two splendid ancient statues to European buyers.

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