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 2,401. 121 people have died and 59 patients are intubated in intensive care units, while 46 patients have left the intensive care unit.
150 of the new cases reported were registered among the residents of a refugee shelter in Kranidi, in the Peloponnese (southern Greece). The hotel had already been placed under quarantine since Thursday, April 16, after a female worker tested positive for Covid-19.
The restrictions on the movement of refugees and migrants living in camps or accommodation centres thought the country have been extended until May 10, as part of the measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
The government is working on a plan to ease some of the restrictions that have been introduced to curb the spread of the coronavirus, with Prime Minister expected to make announcements next week. Government spokesman sought to make it clear that the government is keen to introduce a gradual return to normality while shielding public health and the economy. However, measures will remain in place for the general public until at least April 27. After that date, registry offices and courts will open, he said. Small shops are expected to be permitted to open too. It remains unclear, however, what will happen with schools, though the fact that children are less susceptible to the virus is a consideration.
A special flight to repatriate Greek citizens from Egypt will take place on Friday, April 24. The Air Cairo flight will take off from Cairo with Greek citizens from Cairo, Alexandria and other parts of Egypt who have submitted requests to Greece’s general consulates in the two major Egyptian cities.