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Update – 07/05/2020

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.


  • 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.

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