Greece is witnessing the heaviest snowstorm not seen in 10 years, which disrupted many aspects of life, while the government called on citizens to stay in their homes and the vaccination campaign against the Corona virus was suspended.
The German “Deutsche Welle” network published a video recording what caused the snowstorm sweeping Greece, indicating that the temperatures there had dropped to minus 20 degrees. The movement of travel was disturbed and the electricity was cut off in a number of regions of Greece.
Last Tuesday, the storm cut power to large parts of the capital, Athens, and its suburbs, as well as killing 3 people.
The Haidno Company, the operator of the government power grid, said that the snow had cut down hundreds of trees that fell on power lines and damaged at least 85 medium voltage lines.
The blackout led to the death of two hospital patients after respirators broke down, and caused about 400 electrical workers to take to the streets in Attica, which includes the capital, Athens.