The Hellenic Police (ELAS) on Tuesday said they conducted more than 50,000 inspections nationwide on Monday, aimed at checking compliance with restrictions imposed by the authorities in an attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Greek authorities announced 168 new cases of coronavirus and one fatality in the past 24 hours Tuesday.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Tuesday met with Pfizer Inc. Chief Executive Albert Bourla.
The head of the Church of Greece on Tuesday wore a paper mask to attend a meeting of the Holy Synod and had his temperature taken by a health worker before entering the assembly.
The king and queen of The Netherlands have admitted to being carried away by the “spontaneity of the moment” and ignoring coronavirus safety rules while on holiday on the popular Greek island of Mykonos.
Amid growing concern about the continuing upward trend in coronavirus infections in Greece, the government has decided to reinstate televised briefings by its chief epidemiologist Sotiris Tsiodras and Deputy Civil Protection Minister Nikos Hardalias.
After hitting a high of 284 on Sunday, Greece saw the number of new coronavirus infections ease to 170 on Monday, with the death toll remaining steady at 242.
Some of the strict measures imposed on Poros to limit the spread of coronavirus cases are being lifted, but the island will remain under close observation by authorities, Deputy Minister for Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias and Secretary General Vassilis Papageorgiou said on Monday.
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Greek teachers and students will be required to wear masks in class and indoor spaces when schools reopen in September due to a surge in Covid-19 infections, the country's education minister said on Monday.
The Health Ministry’s top scientific adviser on coronavirus will return for televised live briefings on the developments with the novel coronavirus, according to sources, a day after the country hit a new daily record of infections.
Businesses that have seen their incomes shrink during the coronavirus pandemic will continue to be exonerated from paying taxes until the end of the year and will, thereafter, benefit from a favorable payments schedule, Alternate Finance Minister Theodoros Skylakakis said in an interview which aired on ANT1 TV Friday.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is meeting with the expert committee advising the government on coronavirus at Maximos Mansion on Monday to review safety restrictions and discuss possible additional measures amid a spike in Covid-19 cases.
Amid concerns by epidemiologists about a second wave of the pandemic, authorities are on standby to impose new restrictions if necessary with the upcoming reopening of schools a key concern.
Health workers at the port of Piraeus were out in force over the weekend, taking the temperature of thousands of holiday-makers returning from the Greek islands. Amid a continued upward trend in infections, staff have been instructed to submit travelers with symptoms, as well as random passengers, to swab tests for Covid-19. There is particular concern about people returning from the Aegean islands and other parts of the country that have seen localized spikes in infections. Authorities have imposed restrictions in those areas, including curfews on restaurants, bars and nightclubs in a bid to contain the virus. [Panagiotis Tzamaros/Intime News]
Greek health authorities announced a daily record 284 new coronavirus caces Sunday. There were also two new deaths.
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Greek health authorities on Saturday confirmed 264 new coronavirus infections in Greece in the last 24 hours, 29 of which were reported at the country’s entry points.
Thessaloniki’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry has called for compensatory measures to support TIF-Helexpo, the company that organizes the annual International Fair in the northern port city, which was canceled this year due to the Covid pandemic.
The food service and bar industry has seen a 25 percent drop in turnover due to the midnight closing time of all establishments introduced to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.