The total number of confirmed Covid-19 diagnosed cases in Greece is 1,415 at the moment, with most of the cases detected in Athens. 50 people have died and 90 cases have been reported as severe.
The Holy Synod of the Church of Greece said that Easter services will be held behind closed doors without a congregation as of Palm Sunday on April 12, with the minimum number of clergy and chanters present. Archbishop Ieronymos said that these services must be broadcast live on TV, radio and the internet.
A migrant camp near the town of Ritsona, north of Athens, has been put under quarantine for 14 days, starting Thursday, April 2, after health authorities discovered at least 20 infections from coronavirus. Greek authorities have placed special out-patient infirmaries aimed at the early detection of possible coronavirus cases near some migrant camps, including Moria, Chios and Samos. More are scheduled to be installed near migrant camps in mainland Greece.
GOVERNMENTAL AID PACKAGE
As of Thursday, April 2, most businesses can submit applications to receive state loans through the new support mechanism for enterprises, known as “deposits to be returned,” that will distribute funds of 1 billion euros. The corporations that can apply are those that employ up to 500 people, on the condition they don’t make any layoffs. They can submit their applications on the myBusinessSupport platform, which will operate on the website of the Independent Authority for Public Revenue.