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Dep. Civil Protection Min Hardalias Heading to Samos, Airport Reopens

October 30, 2020

ATHENS — Deputy Civil Protection Minister Nikos Hardalias departed for Samos on Friday to be briefed on the impact of the strong earthquake in the region and coordinate the actions of the state mechanism, which has been placed on full alert to address the damages and take measures against the possibility of major aftershocks. The minister will go to Samos in a helicopter.

The Civil Protection service has warned the citizens of the islands near Samos to avoid going near buildings at risk of collapse and to stay outdoors in open, safe spaces, to avoid making non-essential phone calls and to follow the authorities instructions.

Airport of Samos reopens; Infrastructure Min team of civil engineers to visit the island

The airport of Samos reopened earlier than originally announced on Friday afternoon and the general secretary of the Infrastructure and Transport Ministry, Giorgos Karagiannis, and a team of civil engineers are on their way to the island to assess the damage to the island's infrastructure.

 

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