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Update – 22/06/2020

As of the latest update by the Greek authorities yesterday, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 diagnosed cases in Greece is 3,266. The death toll from Covid-19 is 190, with no fatalities recorded in the past 24 hours. The number of patients treated in intensive care units stands at 9, while 117 patients have left the intensive care unit.

MEASURES/RESTRICTIONS

  • Schools were ordered to remain closed on Monday in the small town of Paramythia in Thesprotia, in a bid to contain a coronavirus outbreak that has so far infected at least seven people. A team of experts from the National Organization of Public Health (EODY) was also on its way to the small northwestern town on Monday to investigate weather additional containment measures will be needed after seven people in the community of roughly 2,700 residents tested positive for the highly contagious novel coronavirus.
  • As health authorities focus on containing a localized spike of Covid-19 in the northern Greek region of Xanthi, concerns have arisen over an apparent case of reinfection on Crete. There are concerns in Hania, Crete, about a 21-year-old Swedish man who has been hospitalized after testing positive for the coronavirus.
  • Inspectors on Friday suspended the operation for two weeks and imposed fines on two businesses in the districts of Plaka and Gazi in central Athens for violating health protocols protecting customers against the spread of the coronavirus. The two businesses were fined 3,000 euros and 10,000 euros respectively.

GOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT MEASURES

  • The exact reduction of the corporate income tax deposit rate will be announced by late June or early July, Finance Minister said on Saturday. The reduction – from the current 100% rate – will mainly concern businesses hurt by the health crisis. All other tax interventions will be incorporated in the first draft of the 2021 state budget scheduled for early October.

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