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Update – 23/04/2020

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 2,408. No new deaths were reported over the past 24 hours, so the death toll remains at 121. 55 patients are intubated in intensive care units, while 51 patients have left the intensive care unit.


  • The nationwide exams for entrance into Greece’s state universities, also known as the Panhellenic exams, will start in June, Education said on Wednesday. She said the exams will be completed by mid-July. No decision has been made yet on reopening the country’s schools.


  • In a bid to clear the backlog that has accumulated due to the shutdown of the country’s court system and in anticipation of the easing of the lockdown next month, the government has drafted legislation for a mass write-off of cases that are considered less serious crimes and for which the law provides for sentences of up to one year in prison. At the same time Justice Minister has already announced that there will be an extension of the judicial year and a reduction of holidays for the judiciary.
  • The courts, accordingly, will be open throughout July and will close only in August. The judicial year will begin on September 1 and not on September 15 as in previous years.

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