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 1,755. 79 people have died, 269 people have recovered and 90 patients are intubated in intensive care units.
The government adopted on Monday a request by the Greek Orthodox Church to allow Easter services to be held behind closed doors without a congregation as of Palm Sunday on April 12. The measure will be in place for one week, until the Orthodox Easter Monday on April 20.
According to the measures, all places of worship of all religions will be allowed to hold services behind closed doors during the Easter season. The total number of those performing closed-door services cannot exceed four. Visits by the public to monasteries, which can also only perform services behind closed doors, is also prohibited.
Moreover, no services at all can be held in places of worship located in private estates, buildings etc, even behind closed doors. In addition to TV and radio, independent internet streaming is also permitted.
The village of Echinos in northern Greece which was placed in lockdown on March 25 will remain in quarantine for one more week.
Greek authorities lifted on Monday, April 6, the strict restrictions on movement for two mountainous villages in western Macedonia, Damaskinia and Dragasia, which had been placed on lockdown since March 16. Residents in the two villages will continue to comply with the general restrictions on movement implemented throughout the country, while no trips are allowed to nearby municipalities.