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 2,534. Two more patients have died, pushing the death toll to 136. 43 patients are intubated in intensive care units, while 65 patients have left the intensive care unit.
With the easing of lockdown restrictions imminent, the Health Ministry has decided in favor of the mandatory use of face masks – except in cases where medical conditions do not allow it – in closed crowded places such as grocery stores, hospitals, clinics, hairdressers etc.
The seaside promenades of the cities of Thessaloniki, Patras and Volos will reopen on Tuesday, as part of the government’s plan to gradually relax a lockdown imposed in March to limit the spread of the coronavirus, a Greek official said yesterday. The areas had been closed off to residents in late March.
Court officials and others intending to access the capital’s court of the peace (Eirinodikeio) will only be permitted to do once their temperature has been checked by Red Cross workers at the entrance, and deemed not to be a risk, while they will also be obliged to wear masks. The new rules were decided on by the court and are to apply until at least May 15. Security guards will be on duty inside the building to ensure that visitors observe social distancing rules.
GOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT MEASURES
The special 800-euro compensation was credited on Monday to 105,853 workers in Greece whose labor contracts with businesses deemed non-essential during the coronavirus pandemic have been suspended, as the second phase of handouts has started concerning those who applied on the special platform between April 11 and 20. The third and final wave of applications on the supportemployees.yeka.gr platform is continuing for workers who were put on furlough late and those who were late in submitting their applications.