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 2,517. Four new fatalities from the coronavirus disease were announced, raising the total to 134. 46 patients are intubated in intensive care units, while 64 patients have left the intensive care unit.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is expected to present a plan today or tomorrow, for gradually easing the restrictions. In a speech to the nation, he is expected to provide details of a three-phase scheme that aims to restore a significant section of the country’s social and economic life by the end of June.
An Athens prosecutor launched an investigation into whether criminal charges should be brought against the management of a private clinic in Peristeri, western Athens, after 37 people – 20 patients and 17 health professionals – tested positive for Covid-19, with three subsequently dying. The 20 patients have been transferred to Athens hospitals for treatment while the 17 employees have been instructed to stay in home quarantine for 14 days.
Another probe has been launched into a clinic in Glyfada, southern Athens, where a case of coronavirus was reported, and a prosecutor in Piraeus is looking into an anonymous complaint there relating to a hospital in the area alleged to have covered up cases.
The relocation of 2,380 asylum seekers from overcrowded reception centers on the Aegean islands to facilities on the mainland will be carried out “in strict observance of regulations for the protection of public health” amid the coronavirus pandemic, Migration Minister told state television on Friday. The migrants will be transferred to hotels on the mainland and will remain in 14-day quarantine as a precaution.