Coronavirus – The Latest: Wednesday 27 May

Subscribe to our daily Coronavirus podcast with analysis of the impact on health, business and travel in the UK and beyond: https://www.playpodca.st/coronavirus In this episode: The Government launches its ‘test and trace’ programme, warnings that the self-employed face a ‘cliff-edge’ drop in income support, and how Greece defied the odds to keep Covid-19 at bay. … Read more Coronavirus – The Latest: Wednesday 27 May

Greece Tests Islands for Coronavirus Before Holiday Season Begins

Greek doctors have launched a Covid-19 testing initiative in islands in the Aegean Sea, ahead of the holiday season. The first round took place in the islands of Milos, Kimolos, Folegandros, and Sikinos. Travel between the islands was resumed on Monday and international travelers will be accepted from the 15th of June. Panagiotis Arkoumaneas, president … Read more Greece Tests Islands for Coronavirus Before Holiday Season Begins

EU to unveil stimulus plan for economic recovery

The European Commission is expected to unveil a plan on Wednesday to help the bloc’s economy recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The plan valued at more than one trillion euros would contain a mix of grants, loans, and guarantees. The package is needed for countries like Italy, Greece, and Spain that are … Read more EU to unveil stimulus plan for economic recovery

Greek islands reopen after coronavirus outbreak | ITV News

Greece has reopened travel to its famous islands. Brits have been asked to hold off booking a trip until the number of coronavirus cases comes down here. But with millions of us travelling to Greece every year, a strict test and trace regime to contain the virus is part of their plan to get us … Read more Greek islands reopen after coronavirus outbreak | ITV News

Coronavirus: European countries mull reopening borders – BBC News

Foreign visitors to Spain will no longer have to undergo a two-week quarantine from 1 July, the government has announced. It said the measure had been finalised in a cabinet meeting on Monday. Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya had previously said the requirement would be lifted in July, without giving a date. The news comes … Read more Coronavirus: European countries mull reopening borders – BBC News

The new normal: FRANCE 24 reports from Greece to Argentina

In our show “The New Normal”, which examines the consequences of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, FRANCE 24 brings you four reports from our correspondents around the globe.  Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English … Read more The new normal: FRANCE 24 reports from Greece to Argentina

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon Face Off with Michael Caine and Mick Jagger Impressions

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon chat with Jimmy about the fourth and final installment of their Trip movie series, The Trip to Greece, compare Michael Caine impressions and reveal the time Mick Jagger did an inception-like impression of Rob Brydon. Subscribe NOW to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: http://bit.ly/1nwT1aN Watch The Tonight Show Starring … Read more Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon Face Off with Michael Caine and Mick Jagger Impressions

France tourism looks to reopen as coronavirus restrictions ease

Spain and Greece are looking to reopen for tourism this summer but across Europe, the entire sector is preparing for a tough season. While some restrictions are being eased, it is expected to take until 2021 for the number of foreign visitors to rebound. The French government has yet to decide when borders, hotels, restaurants … Read more France tourism looks to reopen as coronavirus restrictions ease

Coronavirus: Greece to start tourist season in mid-June – BBC News

The Greek tourist season will kick off next month, with international charter flights to popular locations resuming in July, the prime minster says. “The tourism period begins on 15 June, when seasonal hotels can reopen,” Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in a televised address on Wednesday. “Let us make this summer the epilogue of the [Covid-19] crisis,” … Read more Coronavirus: Greece to start tourist season in mid-June – BBC News

Coronavirus: Greece’s possible holiday policies outlined | ITV News

James Mates outlines possible scenarios which could see foreign travellers visit Greece later this summer. • Subscribe to ITV News on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2lOHmNj • Get breaking news and more stories at http://www.itv.com/news Follow ITV News on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/itvnews/ Follow ITV News on Twitter: https://twitter.com/itvnews Follow ITV News on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itvnews/

Parts of Europe ease coronavirus curbs as new infections drop

Parts of Europe are beginning to reopen after coronavirus movement curbs are slowly lifted. Greece has reopened more than 500 of its beaches to domestic tourists. But the continent’s worst-hit country – the UK – is still considering how and when to reopen schools. And infections in Russia are still rising at an alarming rate. … Read more Parts of Europe ease coronavirus curbs as new infections drop

Time for a swim? Greece reopens beaches in Athens

Popular Vouliagmeni beach crowded again as organized amenities are allowed to reopen in #Greece after #COVID19 lockdown. Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt Follow us on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/rttv #RT (Russia Today) … Read more Time for a swim? Greece reopens beaches in Athens

Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Sunday May 17 | ABC News

0:00 Victorian cafes, restaurants and the dining areas in pubs will reopen from the 1st of June. Venues will initially be able to have a maximum of 20 people indoors with that number gradually increasing. 4:24 Queensland has recorded no new cases of coronavirus overnight despite more than 200 tests of staff and residents of … Read more Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Sunday May 17 | ABC News

Europeans hit the beach as Covid-19 lockdowns begin to ease

Germany’s Bundesliga football league returned to action in empty stadiums on Saturday, as swimmers dove into the waves at newly reopened beaches in France, Italy and Greece after coronavirus lockdowns were eased. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to … Read more Europeans hit the beach as Covid-19 lockdowns begin to ease