Νews in brief
Indoor areas in restaurants and gyms are expected to re-open sooner than initially planned. Deputy Minister of Development Nikos Papathanasis will make relevant announcements at 1 pm.
Greece on Tuesday announced they were suspending flights to and from Qatar until mid-June, after 12 out of 91 passengers in a Qatar Airways flight that landed in Athens on Monday tested positive for the coronavirus.
Nine of the infected passengers are Pakistani nationals who have a Greek residence permit, two are Greek nationals coming from Australia and one person is a Japanese national and member of a Greek-Japanese family.
Greece is following Turkey’s actions and is ready to initiate another set of responses, government spokesman Stelios Petsas said on Tuesday in an interview to Real FM, adding that Greek islands have an non-negotiable right to their continental shelf.The spokesman was responding to a formally published request by Turkey’s petroleum company to drill in an area overlapping the Greek continental shelf.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is expected to meet with the President of the Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou at 6 pm.
Protests in major cities across the US, including New York and Washington continued yesterday.
Thousands have marched through Houston, Texas, including family members of George Floyd.
And in Washington DC, some 1,600 active soldiers have been flown in to bases around the city.
President Trump earlier said he would deploy the army if cities and states failed to control the protests.
Officials in New York say a suspect has died and several others — including two officers — were injured during a police shooting in Brooklyn.
Left-wing affiliated groups have planned a rally at 7pm on Syntagma Square, downtown Athens, to protest against racism and violence.
And the weather forecast…
Rain and thunderstorms are forecast in Attica today with the temperature expected to reach a maximum of 25 degrees Celsius.