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Update – 09/12/2020

As of the latest update by the Greek authorities, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 diagnosed cases in Greece is 118,045. 102 new deaths were reported raising the total number to 3,194. The number of patients treated in intensive care units dropped at 579. 1,382 new cases were announced yesterday in Greece, maintaining the daily number above 1,000. 303 of the new cases were found in the Attica region and 283 new cases in the Thessaloniki region.

London School of Economics Health Policy Professor Elias Mosialos, who is also Greece’s international coronavirus spokesperson, has dismissed concerns over the safety of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine.

The Greek government’s final decision on the restrictions that will continue to be enforced to contain the coronavirus or lifted over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays is expected at the end of the week, spokesman Stelios Petsas said on Tuesday. Speaking on Antenna television, Petsas confirmed that restaurants, cafes and bars will stay shut during the extended lockdown through January 7.

The reopening of retail is not a given, however, as health experts advising the government have expressed, serious reservations following recent scenes of massive overcrowding in London and other cities that allowed stores to reopen. Mr Petsas also indicated that the current 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew might be made shorter, in the event that shops reopen over the holidays. “Naturally, [curfew] hours will have to be adjusted if retail reopens,” he said. “First because operating hours will be extended to prevent overcrowding and second so that people have enough time to get back home.” Petsas indicated that the churches’ reopening will also depend on the decisions made on shops.

Concerning travel between regions, Petsas said this will likely continue to be prohibited for holidaymakers, but may be allowed for students and people working away from their main area of residence so that they can spend the holidays with their families.

The second wave of the pandemic intensifies the uncertainty and medium-term risks for the economy, the Parliament’s Budget Office said in a report released on Tuesday. Positive economic prospects are based on encouraging news over the development of a vaccine and on available funds from the New Generation EU recovery fund, which are expected to be distributed to new investments and to a significant increase in the country’s real GDP.

The final report of a “Development Plan for the Greek Economy” has been recently released and focuses on the upgrading of human capital, improving the conditions for women’s participation in the labor market, green recovery and a digital transition of the economy. “These areas have the best odds for a consensus between political forces and are a rare opportunity to agree a commonly accepted long-term strategy.” a strategic management of the pandemic was needed that will not be limited to transfers and tax exemptions but will focus on strengthening public health, education and public transport, both in terms of human personnel and infrastructure [ANA-MPA], as mentioned in the report of the Parliament’s Budget Office.

Regarding yesterday’s 1,382 new cases detected:

• 13 cases during the checks carried out at the country’s entrance gates

• 1 imported case that came voluntarily for testing

• 303 cases in the Attica Region

• 283 cases in Thessaloniki

• 20 cases in Aitoloakarnania

• 9 cases in Argolida

• 29 cases in Arcadia

• 2 cases in Arta

• 10 cases in Achaia

• 12 cases in Voiotia

• 6 cases in Grevena

• 31 cases in Drama

• 23 cases in Evros

• 1 case in Evia

• 3 cases in Evritania

• 9 cases in Ilia

• 27 cases in Imathia

• 9 cases in Heraklion

• 4 cases in Thira

• 7 cases in Ioannina

• 27 cases in Kavala

• 2 cases in Kalymnos

• 25 cases in Karditsa

• 5 cases in Kastoria

• 3 cases in Corfu

• 1 case in Kefallinia

• 58 cases in Kilkis

• 42 cases in Kozani

• 4 cases in Corinth

• 3 cases in Laconia

• 48 cases in Larissa

• 3 cases in Lassithi

• 6 cases in Lesvos

• 35 cases in Magnesia

• 6 cases in Messinia

• 2 cases in Milos

• 1 case in Naxos

• 52 cases in Xanthi

• 36 cases in Pella

• 50 cases in Pieria

• 2 cases in Preveza

• 4 cases in Rethymno

• 30 cases in Rodopi

• 9 cases in Rhodes

• 1 case in Samos

• 34 cases in Serres

• 10 cases in Trikala

• 10 cases in Fthiotida

• 15 cases in Florina

• 23 cases in Halkidiki

• 6 cases in Chania

• 6 cases in Chios

21 cases are under investigation.

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