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Not sure about this.  Iím Welsh but live in England.  I have no vote in elections to the Welsh Senedd, nor should I while I choose not to live there.  How is this different?  And why wasnít this done before the Brexit vote?  That was one issue that certainly did concern British residents in other countries.  On a different point, if you live in Greece where do you vote?  I presume itís the constituency in which you last lived?  Surely after 15 years you do not have a say in local elections?
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A little nugget from the Budget Red Book. The government is finally going to scrap the law which says Britons living abroad for more than 15 years cannot vote in UK elections. Long promised, never delivered.

Treasury press office says legislation to enact the change will be laid in the summer.


Missed that one, great news and not before time!
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A little nugget from the Budget Red Book. The government is finally going to scrap the law which says Britons living abroad for more than 15 years cannot vote in UK elections. Long promised, never delivered.

Treasury press office says legislation to enact the change will be laid in the summer.
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Hardalias: Up to 2 km with codes 2 and 3 - Exercise only with legs and bike with code 6

March 3, 2021, 6:20 p.m.

The new measures that will be implemented in Greece to prevent the spread of the coronavirus were announced during the briefing on Wednesday, the Minister of Civil Protection, Nikos Hardalias .

Specifically, as he said from tomorrow, Thursday, at 06:00 and until Tuesday, March 16, throughout Greece, the movement with code "6" will be without a car and will be valid only for exercise on foot or by bicycle. "No one in the whole country will be able to send the 6 and go to another area," said Mr. Hardalias.

The movement with the codes "2" for shopping and "3" -in the part that concerns the banks- is still strict, where it should be done either within the municipality of residence, or within a radius of 2 kilometers.

Furthermore, with regard to number "4", the audit bodies may request further clarifications.

Which areas enter the "deep red"
The "deep red" includes Attica, Achaia, Arcadia, Thessaloniki, Larissa, Lefkada except Meianisi, Fthiotida, Argolida, Corinth, Thesprotia, Arta, Samos, Boeotia, Chios, Etoloakarnania, Rhodes, Heraklion and Evia except.

All other areas across the country turn red.

An exception is the region of Larissa where the measures will take effect from Saturday, March 6 in order to manage the consequences of the earthquake.

Curfew
In the areas located in the "red" traffic will not be allowed from 9 pm to 5 am.

In the areas located in the "deep red" the traffic ban will be updated at 7 instead of 6. The only exceptions are Attica and Thessaloniki, where on weekdays the ban will start at 9 pm and until 5 am.

https://www.in.gr/2021/03/03/greece/xardalias-mexri-2-xlm-tous-kodikous-2-kai-3-askisi-mono-podia-kai-podilato-ton-kodiko-6/
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Covid Watch Committee: Cases increasing; virus marginally under control

CORFU. The vaccination programme in Corfu is progressing slowly, lagging behind the rest of the country.

The Central Corfu Covid Watch Committee is continuing to monitor developments on a local level. Today's report is an update on the previous one published on 17 February.

Based on the data collected, the Committee has recorded 414 confirmed cases of Covid-19 amongst permanent residents and 112 amongst visitors from the beginning of the pandemic up to 28 February 2021. Since the beginning of October there has been a cumulative total of 127 cases from the sample tests conducted by the EODY Mobile Units in Corfu.

 In total, 90 permanent residents were hospitalised - 10 of them intubated in the ICU. 14 visitors were hospitalised, with 2 of them admitted to the ICU.

There have been 14 deaths related to Covid-19 amongst permanent residents, 4 visitor deaths and 1 patient from Ioannina who was hospitalised at Corfu General Hospital also died.

From 1 February positive results from both PCR tests and antigen tests carried out at Corfu labs are being recorded as cases and regularly sent to EODY, whereas, prior to that it was only the PCR test results. Corfu Hospital has a lab and there are also private labs. The cases traced via rapid tests conducted by EODY in Corfu are counted separately.

In February the Committee recorded a total of 54 new cases amongst permanent residents diagnosed in Corfu labs. In addition, there were 34 new cases diagnosed by mass rapid tests. There were 9 new admissions to the Hospital Special Infectious Diseases Unit and 2 deaths of patients who had been hospitalised in the ICU since December.

The data collected by the Committee shows that of all the confirmed cases involving permanent residents, 177 (42.8%) were female and 237 (57.2%) were male. The average age is 45.6 years - 44.2 for females and 46.6 for males. The ages range from 2 to 96.

The data shows that the spread of SARS-COV-2 amongst the island's permanent residents continued to increase in the second half of February. There was a significant increase in the number of confirmed new cases compared to January. There were 9 new hospital admissions and 2 deaths of patients who had been hospitalised in the ICU since December. The number of positive results from tests conducted by the EODY Mobile Units, the hospital and private labs has increased but is still not especially high and remains below the critical 4% level.

It should be noted that in February, and especially in the second half, there was a significant increase in the number of both PCR and rapid tests conducted by the hospital, private labs and EODY Units.

The upward trend in Corfu remains at a marginally controlled level up to now.

Despite the significant number of new cases that have been recorded, there has not been a large number of hospitalisations and serious cases. The number of positive results from tests has increased but is not yet at a significantly high level. At the moment, the increase in the spread of the virus seems to be affecting young and middle age groups but if there is a further increase, this could unavoidably affect vulnerable groups, leading to more hospitalisations and serious cases. The upward trend coincides with the new spike nationwide at this time and regions which had low numbers up to now have very quickly become red zones.

Vaccination Programme progressing slowly

Up to now the vaccination programme in Corfu has been progressing slowly, lagging behind the rest of the country. Approximately 4% of the local population has had the first shot compared to 6% for the whole of the country.

So far, those eligible to be vaccinated have been public and private health workers, civil protection employees as well as the 75+ and 60-64 age groups. The next groups to be included shortly are the 65-74 age group and those with high-risk underlying health conditions regardless of age.

The availability of vaccines is expected to increase gradually very soon, allowing the vaccination rate to increase nationwide. There is a need for more vaccination centres on the island in order to ensure that a large percentage of people can be inoculated by the summer. For this to happen, the rate of vaccination needs to increase significantly and at least reach the level for the rest of the country, which will also be increasing gradually.

At the moment, there are 3 vaccination centres in Corfu (the hospital, the health centre in town and Agios Markos Health Centre). In the second half of February 150-200 vaccination shots were administered daily apart from Sundays. In order for 35% of the population to have received both shots by the end of June, approximately 500 shots need to be administered daily in the March - June period. This can be achieved by the establishment of more vaccination centres in various parts of the island, by having greater availability of vaccines and by systematically promoting the programme locally.

At the same time, it is extremely important to keep the spread of the virus under control through adherence to safety measures and epidemiological monitoring. Great care is needed and a close watch needs to be kept on the pandemic in order to avoid any spikes which will unavoidably lead to the implementation of restrictive measures. Continuous contact tracing, quarantine control and general adherence to the safety measures by the public can help keep the pandemic at a controllable level.

https://enimerosi.com/details_en.php?id=55077&fbclid=IwAR3BIUV9qF28FTAstALIOu66WtPmpQl8NCo8MFoupJacB4H_fcNBGPvmrqA
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EODY reports FIVE known new positive cases in Corfu today.

New Covid cases skyrocket to 2,702 Ė 40 new deaths https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1156298/new-covid-cases-skyrocket-to-2-702-40-new-deaths/
03.03.2021 ē 17:57
 
The number of new recorded SARS-CoV-2 infections reported by the Greek health authorities continued to rise exponentially on Wednesday, reaching a new record for 2021 of 2,702.

The National Organization for Public Health (EODY) also reported 40 new deaths over the last 24 hours with the total now reaching 6,597.

The numbers of intubated patients in ICUs increased slightly to 431.





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General Discussion / Re: Six National
« Last post by Red1 on Today at 02:37:24 AM »
.... :P
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General Discussion / Re: Six National
« Last post by Wynne on Today at 12:01:03 AM »
Havenít we already got a football thread? >:(

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General Discussion / Re: Six National
« Last post by Red1 on March 02, 2021, 10:26:02 PM »
A wins a win. Klopp has had more bad luck this season than any manager I can remember


This post came to mind when I came across this BBC article. How much bad luck does Klopp have then? Klopp is lucky, sack him I say (being a bit of a JRK here I think :-[ [size=78%])[/size]
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General Discussion / Re: Coronavirus - Covid19 Local/National Information and Updates
« Last post by Trisa on March 02, 2021, 05:55:44 PM »
EODY reports TWO known new positive cases in Corfu today.

Virus infections shoot up to 2,353; 422 patients intubated
02.03.2021 ē 18:01
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1156209/virus-infections-shoot-up-to-2-353-422-patients-intubated/
 
The number of new SARS-CoV-2 infections announced by Greek health authorities registered a new jump on Tuesday, shooting up to 2,353, a record number for 2021.

Overall infections in the country rose to 194,582, the National Organization for Public Health (EODY) said in its daily bulletin.

The data showed 23 patients died from Covid-19, raising the total number of fatalities to 6,557.

The total number of intubated patients rose further to 422 (median age was 68) from 406 on Monday, while 1,364 have left ICU.





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