Diplomatic marathon and crucial consultations in New York, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
Strict message from Washington to Ankara. According to diplomatic sources, at a ministerial conference on Libya held for the first time with the participation of Greece as an observer, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken strongly supported the immediate withdrawal of all foreign troops and mercenaries from the country, naming the Turkey.
The importance of stability in the Eastern Mediterranean was underscored by White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan and Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin on the sidelines of the meeting.
Nikos Dendias informed his European counterparts about the latest episode of Turkish delinquency. According to diplomatic sources, the Greek minister presented a map with the presence of Turkish warships, which are located just ten miles off the east coast of Crete.
US and French Foreign Ministers Anthony Blinken and Jean-Yves Le Drian will meet in New York today, the day after their presidents issued a joint statement, to end the crisis in the Paris-Washington relationship. according to statements by a US official.
He said that the two men had a conversation in a good atmosphere yesterday and are expected to have a new, short meeting today.
Thessaloniki seems to be heading for a mini lockdown, with the data reaching the epidemiologists about the viral load and the rise of cases being worrying.
Infectious Diseases Professor and member of the committee of experts, Charalambos Gogos, in his statements to MEGA, warned that emergency measures may be taken in Thessaloniki.
"Hospitalizations have increased. We do not have intensive care for covid. While there are incidents with intubated people waiting in simple wards for treatment "said on the same channel the president of the hospital doctors of Thessaloniki, Despina Katsiba
2.329 new cases in the last 24 hours in the country, with a positive rate of 1,16%. 333 patients are treated by intubation, while 26 ended up. More and more children are being screened for Covid-19. Last week, 3.559 children and adolescents aged 4 to 18 were diagnosed with coronary artery disease.
Infectious disease teacher Athena Linou described the measures in schools as insufficient, pointing out that the major issue is the provision to close a department when half plus one student falls ill. "With the first case per student, the whole class will be stuck in 3-4 weeks", he warned, speaking to ANT1.
The US Food and Drug Administration has announced that it has approved a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 in people over the age of 65 and over 18 who are at "high risk" of developing a severe form of coronavirus disease.
Fears of a new variant with increased antibody resistance. It was found in a nursing home in Kentucky, USA and has already infected 45 elderly people and workers. The strain from Japan is known as R.1 and contains dangerous mutations that infect the immune system.
Severe Covid-19 disease can trigger a patient's immune system to produce so-called autoantibodies, which can eventually attack healthy tissues and cause inflammatory and other autoimmune diseases, according to new international research from the Institute of Laboratory Medicine. of the German University of Marburg and Stanford University of California.
The Commission and the Budget Office of the Parliament identify three major insurance "thorns" with implications for the state budget. The first is the problem of pending pension applications, despite progress, combined with € 500 million in arrears. The issue is also the legal disputes over the retroactive pensions with Brussels to express concerns about the budget burden, but also the increase of the debts from insurance contributions, which reaches 251 million euros in relation to the first quarter of 2021. In total the specific debt reaches 38 billion.
The diplomatic crisis that erupted between Paris and Washington over the defense agreement between Oaks (AUKUS) after yesterday's Biden-Macron communication seems to be easing, with the French president even asking the French ambassador to the US to return to Washington. next week. More from Alexandra Voudouri
And the weather: Cloudy in Attica, with local rains and sporadic thunderstorms in the morning. Recession of the phenomena from the afternoon. The temperature in Athens will reach up to 23 degrees Celsius. 17 points at this time in the Technopolis in Gazi.