Greece confirmed 303 new confirmed novel coronavirus infections on Monday, with 59 people linked to known clusters and 25 tested at the country’s entry points.
The National Public Health Organization announced that all cases since the pandemic arrived in Greece in late February total 20,142 of whom 3,082 are believed to be related to travel abroad and 8,232 to previously known cases.
A total of 83 people are intubated. Another 227 have been discharged from ICUs since the pandemic broke out in Greece.
In addition, another 8 deaths bring the number of fatalities to 417, of whom 156 were women.
Meanwhile, Deputy Minister for Civil Protection & Crisis Management Nikos Hardalias on Monday ordered additional anti-coronavirus safety measures at the regions of Achaia, Peloponnese and the Ioannina municipality in northern Greece, kicking in as of midnight on Tuesday.
Apart from the mandatory use of face masks outdoors and indoors, the measures ban parties, fairs, processions, gatherings of over nine people for any reason – both public and at homes.
The City of Athens has transformed the 8 friendship halls to Rapid Covid-19 testing centers. For more information you can call the Municipality of Athens helpline at 1595.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is visiting Athens for talks today, following a visit to Ankara on Monday, after an agreement between the two sides to relaunch exploratory contacts, a new push appears to be under way to resolve the long-standing Cyprus problem, another bone of contention between the two countries.
Stoltenberg, who is meeting with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, on Monday expressed the hope that an agreement by Greece and Turkey on a military “deconfliction mechanism” – including the setting up of a hotline between the two countries to avoid military tensions and accidents – “can help to create the space for diplomatic efforts.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced on Monday she was cancelling her visit to Greece where she was scheduled to present this year’s Empress Theophano’ Prize, at a ceremony in Thessaloniki on October 7.
And the weather forecast…
Partly cloudy in Attica today. The temperature will reach a maximum of 33 degrees Celsius.