Some Athens Streets Closing to Cars Over COVID-19 Measures

ATHENS – The opening of a newly-renovated Omonia Square in the heart of Greece’s capital is being followed by plans to make some streets in an historic area downtown free of cars to let people be able to meet social distancing requirements over the COVID-19 Coronavirus.

Those measures say people should stay at least 1.5 meters (4.92 feet) apart, physically impossible in many areas where people congregate and shop in the highly-congested city that’s overrun with cars and vehicular traffic.

According to a joint ministerial decision published in the government gazette, authorities will for the next three months close down designated streets for pedestrians and also bicyclists and with reports showing better air quality from a lockdown that required people to mostly stay at home from March 23-May 4 when a series of gradual reopenings of businesses, beaches and other areas began.

Access will be restricted to permanent residents and vehicles linked to local businesses in the area that will be otherwise closed off to traffic during that period.


ATHENS - The Financial Crime Police are conducting an investigation into all the homes run by the child charity "Kivotos tou Kosmou" (Ark of the World) and into 15 individuals in charge of the management of the organsiation.

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A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

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FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

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NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.


Search Effort Intensifies after Indonesia Quake Killed 271

CIANJUR, Indonesia — More rescuers and volunteers were deployed Wednesday in devastated areas on Indonesia's main island of Java to search for the dead and missing from an earthquake that killed at least 271 people.

A frigid November  20th Sunday was a Greek derby day with the NY Pancyprian Freedoms playing the NY Greek Americans in the Metropolitan division of the Eastern Premier Soccer League  (EPSL) and in the Over 30 division of the  Long Island Soccer Football League (LISFL).

After a late goal from Asteras Tripolis New York, the Hellenic-American soccer team ended its fall regular season in a 2-2 draw against historic Cosma Damiano at College Point Field on last Sunday evening.

AL KHOR, Qatar. The United States frustrated England in a 0-0 draw on Friday for its second consecutive tie in the World Cup.

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