As of the latest update by the Greek authorities yesterday evening, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 diagnosed cases in Greece is 2,632. Greek Health Ministry representative announced two new deaths from the coronavirus, which raise the total number of fatalities to 146. 35 patients are intubated in intensive care units, while 81 patients have left the intensive care unit.
Greek authorities are extending for a week a quarantine on a hotel hosting migrants in Kranidi in the Peloponnese, where 150 people tested positive for coronavirus in late April.
Administrative courts in Greece will reopen for most cases on May 6, Justice Minister said on Monday. The Court of Audit and regular administrative courts will return to full operation on June 1. Criminal courts will return to full operation after June 15.
A new set of digital public services have been launched within the framework of the effort to provide citizens with efficient and safe services, given the limitations due to the coronavirus pandemic. Monday saw the introduction of so-called “digital counters” which allows online transactions between the public and state services via the gov.gr website.
Initially, the digital counter will deal with the public’s transactions with Citizen Service Centers (KEP), tax offices and the Single Social Security Entity (EFKA). Citizens can now also speak to public service employees after making an appointment on gov.gr.
Regarding KEP, the public will be able to submit electronic applications at gov.gr for documents or certificates and receive them via email. The issuance of registry certificates through gov.gr was also launched on Monday.
GOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT MEASURES
Government Spokesman yesterday outlined measures to support households and businesses so that Greeks can “gradually take their lives back”. He reiterated a wide array of measures, including the further extension of the protection of primary residences by another 3 months. At the same time, the government is also launching a new framework for bankruptcy law.
In addition, the time period for the sale of heating oil with a reduced rate of Special Consumption Tax is extended until May 15, so that citizens can take advantage of today’s low prices.
Moreover, financial assistance equal to half of the monthly basic salary is paid to the staff of the Health System and of pharmacies of country’s main healthcare provider, EOPYY, who did not receive the extraordinary Easter bonus.