As of the latest update by the Greek authorities yesterday, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 diagnosed cases in Greece is 3,310. The death toll from Covid-19 remains 190, with no fatalities recorded in the past 24 hours. The number of patients treated in intensive care units stands at 8, while 118 patients have left the intensive care unit.
The B Wing of Athens’ high-security Korydallos Prison, where a 35-year-old Libyan national has tested positive for Covid-19, was quarantined on Wednesday amid concerns among health authorities over the possibility of outbreaks of cases in closed structures. A group from the National Public Health Organization (EODY) visited the prison on Wednesday to conduct tests and find out who the detainee had been in contact with.
It appears that cruise ships might be set to return to Greece’s seas following advanced talks involving all parties concerned, with the prospect of some cruise schedules gradually starting from August being possible according to the local representative of the Cruise Lines International Association.
The Novotel Athènes hotel, a member of the Accor group, is ready to welcome visitors to the Greek capital as of July 1. Aiming to protect its guests and associates, Novotel Athènes is committed to following the guidelines set by health and government organizations. The hotel is also implementing a range of enhanced health and prevention protocols set by Accor.
Greece’s tourism reopening signals a return to normalcy following the Covid-19 pandemic, Greek Tourism Minister said. The minister said the plan focused on four key areas which include careful selection of countries allowed access, testing to limit incidents, strict implementation of health protocols to restrict spread, and a complete action plan in place should someone be infected. The minister also underlined the importance of stimulating domestic travel. In this direction, he said, the government was allocating 70 million euros to subsidize holidays for Greeks through social tourism programs.