The long-term debt of Greece in the BB grade with stable prospects was confirmed by the rating agency Fitch.
He says the stable outlook reflects the degree of confidence in the sustainability of public finances, despite the shock to the economy and public finances from the pandemic and the risks to the economic outlook.
Evidence from research in the United Kingdom that the mutated coronavirus strain was initially identified in "SouthαEastern ” England, is in addition to being more contagious, possibly more deadly. The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, in particular, stated that it can be about 30% more deadly than the original virus. The government's chief scientific adviser, Patrick Valance, explained that the strain is transmitted 30 to 70% faster, to all ages.
The Ministry of Health is creating a nationwide network for the monitoring and analysis of virus mutations. In our country, 26 cases of mutated strain have been identified.
Gymnasiums and Lyceums are reopened live, from February 1, except in the red areas. In the burdened areas where additional restrictive measures apply, the Lyceums will continue to operate with the system of distance education, while the Gymnasiums will operate for life. Distance learning will continue in Universities, Schools and tuition centers.
The additional restrictive measures are extended until February 1 in Aspropyrgos and Acharnes in Attica, as well as in Boeotia, Lesvos, Sparta, the municipality of Eordea and the municipal communities of Krokos and Siatista in Kozani.
The platform for scheduling vaccination appointments for citizens aged 80 to 84 has opened. The whole process in detail on the portal of our station at www.athina984.gr.
EODY announced 585 new cases, of which 247 in Attica and 64 in Thessaloniki. 288 patients who are hospitalized in Intensive Care Units. 28 people, who succumbed to coronary complications.
The Municipality of Athens is taking another initiative for the care of stray animals. Through the website animals cityofathens.gr the citizens are given the opportunity to declare if they wish to offer voluntary help, such as feeding the homeless in their neighborhood, hosting or promotion through social media for adoption, and even voluntary work in the shelter of the Municipality. More on the website of our station, at www.athina984.gr.
In sports news
and for the 21st game of the Euroleague, Olympiakos was defeated by Zalgiris Kaunas in Lithuania 81-79.
And the weather
Cloudy skies in Attica, with local rain from the afternoon. Temperature from 7 to 16 degrees Celsius.