News in brief
The world surpassed 500,000 confirmed deaths, 10 million confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus.
Greek authorities reported ten new cases since Saturday afternoon, but no new deaths.
Total confirmed coronavirus cases now stand at 3,376, with 191 deaths.
Greece’s tourism industry is entering the final phase of the restarting process on July 1, when the country’s regional airports reopen for international travelers.
Moreover 12month operation cinemas reopen today, as well as camps and concerts, always following rules for social distancing.
Blanket restrictions on non-essential overseas travel will be relaxed in the UK from 6 July, ministers have said.
Holidaymakers are expected to be allowed to travel to certain European countries without having to spend 14 days in quarantine when they return.
They are thought to include Spain, France, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Finland, Belgium, Turkey, Germany and Norway – but not Portugal or Sweden.
The most recent extension to the Municipality of Athens’ Grand Walk project is Syntagma Square. Works took place over the weekend, with a reduction in the number of lanes for motor vehicles from six to four. The intervention is on the section from the intersection with Karagiorgis Servias to that with Mitropoleos.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias is to travel to Tunisia on Monday, where he will be meeting with the country’s state and political leadership, the foreign ministry announced.
Technopolis opens its doors to the 7th Summer Camp of the Municipality of Athens, in collaboration with the Arfygio visual arts group, for young children of 7-11 years old. The camp will be open daily from 8am to 4pm.
France was swept by a green wave on Sunday as ecology candidates won a number of major victories in the country’s local elections.
Early results suggested the biggest winners of the delayed vote would be the green party, Europe Ecologie Les Verts (EELV), while the election delivered the predicted blow to Emmanuel Macron’s La République en Marche (LREM) party, which has failed to take root locally since it was founded four years ago.
In Paris, the current mayor and favorite, Anne Hidalgo – who has been engaged in a bitter three-way battle – emerged with a large majority, polling just under half the votes cast in the capital.
Αnd the weather forecast…
Sunny in Attica today. The temperature is expected to reach a maximum of 35 degrees Celsius.