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Update – 10/12/2020

As of the latest update by the Greek authorities, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 diagnosed cases in Greece is 119,720. 95 new deaths were reported raising the total number to 3.289. The number of patients treated in intensive care units dropped at 578. 1,677 new cases were announced yesterday in Greece, maintaining the daily number above 1,000. 365 of the new cases were found in the Attica region and 317 new cases in the Thessaloniki region.

The Pfizer vaccine for coronavirus has been officially approved in Canada.

Greece’s national vaccination campaign, which is set to begin if all goes well in January, is the largest health endeavor the country has ever organized, according to Health Minister Vasilis Kikilias

In Greece, the Ministries of Finance and Labor-Social Affairs announced the extension of the financial support measures in December to deal with the economic consequences of the pandemic.

A decision on retail stores, which remain closed after an extension to Greece’s lockdown due to the continued spread of coronavirus, will be announced by Saturday, government spokesman Stelios Petsas said Wednesday. He described

the epidemiological situation not yet “satisfactory” and the reopening of retail businesses could be “delayed further.”

Cyprus on Wednesday, ordered the closure of malls and restaurants until the end of the year to try to subdue an aggressive jump in Covid-19 cases.

Office rentals in Athens, remain resilient despite pandemic.

The revenue of catering and accommodation sectors dropped by almost 60% in the third quarter of the year, in comparison to 2019.

66% percent of those polled, at Global Blue’s recent quarterly Observatory report, said they were ready to travel as soon as the border restrictions are lifted.

2020 was a turbulent year for many US-based businesses as the pandemic hit.

However, companies that adapted to the coronavirus pandemic by prioritizing the health of their employees and scaling their operations to meet the global needs, saw a rise in revenue.

Regarding yesterday’s 1.677 new cases detected:

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

• 2 imported cases that came voluntarily for testing

• 365 cases in the Attica Region

• 317 cases in Thessaloniki

• 15 cases in Aitoloakarnania

• 7 cases in Argolida

• 3 cases in Arcadia

• 1 case in Arta

• 24 cases in Achaia

• 6 cases in Voiotia

• 15 cases in Grevena

• 35 cases in Drama

• 57 cases in Evros

• 2 cases in Evia

• 6 cases in Evritania

• 4 cases in Ilia

• 40 cases in Imathia

• 4 cases in Heraklion

• 1 case in Thasos

• 20 cases in Ioannina

• 33 cases in Kavala

• 42 cases in Karditsa

• 3 cases in Kastoria

• 1 case in Corfu

• 26 cases in Kilkis

• 44 cases in Kozani

• 11 cases in Corinth

• 1 case in Laconia

• 103 cases in Larissa

• 35 cases in Lesvos

• 42 cases in Magnesia

• 3 cases in Messinia

• 2 cases in Milos

• 1 case in Mykonos

• 1 case in Naxos

• 53 cases in Xanthi

• 55 cases in Pella

• 43 cases in Pieria

• 1 case in Preveza

• 3 cases in Rethymno

• 44 cases in Rodopi

• 1 case in Rhodes

• 6 cases in Samos

• 52 cases in Serres

• 2 cases in Sporades

• 1 case in Tinos

• 29 cases in Trikala

• 26 cases in Fthiotida

• 25 cases in Florina

• 20 cases in Halkidiki

• 7 cases in Chania

• 13 cases in Chios

14 cases are under investigation.

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