Νews in brief
The world has recorded its highest daily jump of cases (136,000), according to the World Health Organization chief, who said: “More than six months into the pandemic, this is not the time for any country to take its foot off the pedal.”
“Although the situation in Europe is improving, globally it is worsening,” he said.
Russia will lift a range of lockdown measures on Tuesday, including the lockdown in Moscow, the city’s mayor has announced.
In Greece, health authorities say there have been 97 new coronavirus cases since Thursday, of which 52 in the last 24-hours, the biggest daily increase since April 23.
There have also been three new fatalities, raising the total to 183.
The spike in cases has led to the decision to resume daily briefings, or announcements, which had been abandoned in what now seems like a premature move.
The 5th Digital Delphi Economic Forum which kicks off at 12:30 with a welcome message from The President of the Hellenic Republic Ms. Katerina Sakellaropoulou.
Over 4.000 participants from across the world have now registered for this unique online event which will examine the global impact of the pandemic and spotlight what is required to ensure a safe and successful recovery.
Teachers are holding a 24hour strike today and have planned a rally at 1 pm at Propylaia. They are protesting against the new Ministry of Education draftlaw that foresees changes in the education system.
Public servants are also holding a work freeze today from noon until the end of their shift.
Lines 2 and 3 of the Athens metro will increase the frequency of service as of Tuesday, following a rise in commuter traffic since lockdown measures started being eased last month.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday accused Athens of interfering in his country’s domestic affairs, warning that “if Greece does not know its place, Turkey knows how to answer.”
The Turkish president was referring to reactions from Athens over a reported plan by Erdogan’s AKP party to explore the possibility of converting the Haghia Sophia UNESCO World Heritage site from a museum into a mosque.
Mourners in Houston, Texas, where Mr Floyd lived before moving to Minneapolis, have been viewing his body, publicly on display for six hours at The Fountain of Praise church.
A private funeral service will be held in Houston today. Memorial services have already been held in Minneapolis and North Carolina, where George Floyd was born.
Democratic US presidential candidate Joe Biden met privately with Mr Floyd’s relatives in Houston to offer his sympathies on Monday.
US Democrats in Congress have proposed sweeping legislation to reform American police, following weeks of protests against police brutality and racism.
And the weather forecast…
Sunny in Attica today with some clouds expected in the afternoon. The temperature will reach a maximum of 30 degrees Celsius.