The total number of confirmed Covid-19
diagnosed cases in Greece is 1212 at the moment. 43
people have died and 52 people have recovered. 72 cases have been reported as
As of Monday, March 23, Greece’s
state broadcaster ERT will be airing educational television programs for
primary school children as part of the government’s drive to shift education
online amid a protracted lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. Secondary
school pupils have already started distance learning and most senior high
pupils have been attending online classes with their teachers in preparation
for university entrance exams in May.
Greek citizens have the option as of
Monday, March 23, of purchasing medications from pharmacists with the use of
their mobile phones without having to present a doctor’s prescription in a
printed form. In addition, doctors will be able to prescribe remote
prescriptions for those with chronic diseases.
Greece is banning incoming flights
from the Netherlands, as well as flights from Germany to any airport except
that of Athens. The country has already stopped flights from Italy, Spain,
Turkey and the United Kingdom
All retail shops that were shut down
by the Greek government starting March 14 will remain closed until at least
Authorities decided on Tuesday, March
31, to impose a partial ban on the area of the popular waterfront promenade in
Thessaloniki. Residents can use the promenade from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday
through Friday only.
The Public Power Corporation plant in
Ptolemaida in northern Greece is being shut down for 30 days to prevent the
spread of the new coronavirus in Kozani, one of the regions that has been most
badly hit by the epidemic.
A ban on visitors to the monastic
community of Mount Athos in northern Greece, which was introduced on March 19
as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus, has been extended
through April 11.
GOVERNMENTAL AID PACKAGE
March 30, the government announced a comprehensive package of measures for the
support of businesses and employees affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Among
the measures announced is the extension of a 800 million-euro handout to a
total of 1.7 million workers along with an extension of a moratorium of their
debts to the state for 4 months.
measures will be extended to benefit a total of 800,000 affected businesses.A
scheme has also been devised to support some 700,000 self-employed
professionals and owners of small businesses.
supplementary budget to address the fallout of the virus was also announced,
with 5.1 billion euros in additional spending for March and April alone and a
total of 6.8 billion euros set aside for the response to the pandemic.
will provide 1 billion euros in guarantees for loans to struggling businesses.