As of the latest update by the Greek authorities yesterday evening, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 diagnosed cases in Greece is 2,663. One more person died in Athens pushing the death toll to 147. The number of Covid-19 patients who are intubated in intensive care units came to 36 yesterday, while 82 patients have left the intensive care unit.
Health Ministry announced that infections rose in the 24-hour period by 21 new cases, 11 of which were traced to a military medical facility.
It was also announced that testing will be expanded to cover all patients displaying any of the internationally recognized symptoms of Covid-19 and not just those with respiratory symptoms.
A group of around 50 migrants and refugees, who arrived at the island of Lesvos on a boat on yesterday morning, according to reports, will be kept in quarantine for the next 14 days as a result of measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Αuthorities are concerned about a trend involving large groups of young people gathering in squares with alcohol from bars and cafes offering takeaway services, with a square in Agia Paraskevi, north of Athens, being closed daily from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m for an indefinite period. The decision came after around 400 young people gathered in the square on Monday and Tuesday night, flouting a law against gatherings of more than 10 people.
GOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT MEASURES
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has vowed additional measures to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the country’s culture sector.
During a meeting with government ministers yesterday, Mitsotakis is said to have discussed short-term and medium term measures to back the sector. It appears that the 800-euro allowance will be extended to additional categories of workers. More details will be announced by the Culture Minister today.