As of the latest update by the Greek authorities yesterday evening, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 diagnosed cases in Greece is 2,840. No fatalities were reported in the past 24 hours, keeping the death toll at 165. The number of patients treated in intensive care units stands at 22, while 95 people have left the intensive care unit.
The mandatory 14-day quarantine for incoming visitors and returning residents, first introduced on March 16, has been extended to the end of May, Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said on Monday.
CAA said the following categories of travelers are excluded from the rule: Passengers on transit flights, flight crews, state flights, medical and humanitarian flights, military flights, cargo flights and Frontex flight passengers.
The National Organization for Public Health (EODY) has teamed up with a nongovernment organization dedicated to improving living conditions on Greece’s remote islands to bring coronavirus testing to communities that are cut off from medical facilities.
Providing inflatable boats, crews and medical staff, the NGO will ferry mobile EODY teams to the islands of Milos, Kimolos, Folegandros and Sikinos next Monday and Tuesday, where, in cooperation with the local municipal authorities, they will take swabs from vulnerable residents and question them on their contacts.
GOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT MEASURES
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will announce steps to revive the economy in a televised address today. These steps will be mainly focused on tourism, but will also concern other sectors affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The measures, both long-term and seasonal for the summer months, will be based on two pillars: fiscal interventions of 7 billion euros and liquidity of 10 billion euros.