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Update – 15/04/2020

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 2,170. 101 people have died and 76 patients are intubated in intensive care units, while 27 patients have left the intensive care unit.


  • The ban on swimming in the sea imposed by the government as part of efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19 does not apply to people with a health condition, authorities clarified on Tuesday, April 14. The exemptions are for people with serious health problems (children with autism, patients with multiple sclerosis etc.) who need either physical exercise or other kinds of therapy for relief or rehabilitation purposes. People who are exempt must carry the relevant documentation to be produced if required by a police officer.
  • Cemeteries will be closed on Good Friday while the stores that are allowed to operate will be open from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • The Greek government is planning stricter controls on how migrants slated for deportation come and go from two camps that are currently in quarantine due to coronavirus outbreaks. “The government is working on a system with cards that registered residents will have to show at the entrance and exit”, said the head of the Greek chapter of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).


  • Citizen Service Centers (KEP) will be able to send urgently needed documents at home, according to a new circular released on Tuesday by the Deputy Minister of Digital Governance. Due to the restrictive measures taken to halt the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, citizens will be able to order their required documents or certificates by telephone and have them delivered to their home address by courier, free of charge. The same telephone service is also provided for certificates that require the submission of supporting documents, provided that citizens submit these electronically first.

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