As of the latest update by the Greek authorities yesterday at 6 pm, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 diagnosed cases in Greece is 1,735. 73 people have died, 10 people have recovered and 93 people are in intensive care units. 25,453 tests for the disease have been administered so far.
The Greek government has announced stricter quarantine measures for the islands of Mykonos and Santorini. The below measures will be imposed on Monday morning, April 6, and will last 14 days. They will then be reviewed.
Specifically, for the island of Mykonos, there is a total curfew imposed on residents from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.; residents will no longer be allowed to attend weddings, only funerals and this only for the closest relatives; in families where the parents are split or divorced, the parent who does not have custody of the children will not be allowed to visit them; and residents can no longer leave their homes to tend to a sick or otherwise vulnerable family member; municipal authorities will undertake that role.
Also, residents of Mykonos will not be allowed to leave their homes to exercise, individually or in pairs, as in the rest of Greece. They will only be allowed to walk their dog, for 15 minutes, and only on the block around their home. There are also stricter than usual crowd control measures in supermarkets.
On the island of Santorini, all construction activities are suspended.
The government has put a migrant facility in Malakasa, Attica, on quarantine for 14 days after a man developed coronavirus symptoms on Saturday afternoon, April 4. The facility is called an “open” one in official parlance, meaning the migrants there could leave and enter as they wished.
Following Thessaloniki, Greek authorities announced the closure of the waterfront promenades in Volos and Patras to promote social distancing. The waterfront promenade of the city of Volos, as well as the area between South Park and Plage Agias in Patras, will no longer be available to the residents of these cities for recreation. The promenade in Patras was closed on Saturday, April 4, and Volos’ walkway will close on Monday, April 6.