The capital of Crete, Herakleion, was seriously hit by storms early this morning. According to the National Meteorological Service EMY, a wet front will bring more strong storms and hail on the island of Crete and possibly parts of the Peloponnese, Evia island during the night, and the islands of the Western Cyclades on Wednesday.
Citizens of Herakleion are advised to stay at home.
“Blue Star Delos” ferry was disinfected, after a teacher, escorting 24 students from France, was tested positive to Covid-19. All group members were transferred to a quarantine hotel for further checks.
The increasing dispersal rate of the novel coronavirus at the city of Thessaloniki and the relevant epidemiological data were discussed in a video conference chaired by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Monday.
According to government sources, concern was aired at the e-meeting about the growing trend of new cases in Thessaloniki and neighboring municipalities, and the fact that the median age of new cases in the region is 33 years.
With this in mind, sources added, the need for strict implementation of all health safety measures and restrictions was underlined, to prevent Thessaloniki entering a state of orange alert.
Greece reported 438 new confirmed novel coronavirus infections on Monday, with 62 people linked to known clusters and 42 detected at the country’s entry points.
A total of 85 people are intubated. Another 258 patients have been discharged from ICUs since the pandemic broke out in Greece.
In addition, another 11 deaths were reported on Monday, which raises the total number of fatalities to 520, of whom 197 were women.
In the geographical distribution breakdown, Attica Region concentrations went up to 175. The higher confirmed cases for Monday are accounted for by rises in other regions, such as Thessaloniki (49), Serres (28) and Kozani (21). Another 19 cases are being traced.
Meanwhile, an old woman, aged 83, tested positive to the virus at an elderly home in the area of Agios Stefanos, north of Attica.
Greece plans to a series of diplomatic initiatives in a bid to contain Turkish aggressiveness in the broader region.
Sources note that the Foreign Ministry will condemn Turkey’s destabilizing role in a series of letters addressed, among others, to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the EU’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrel.
Meanwhile, the Foreign Ministry will file complaints with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) over Turkey’s unauthorized decision to extend its search-and-rescue area in zones that overlap Greece’s area of responsibility, sources said.
According to the same sources, Greek officials will inform EU border agency Frontex about the issue, while Greece’s Embassy in Ankara will lodge an official complaint with Turkish authorities.
Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias will visit Tirana, Albania today.
A man was found dead on Agidos street in the area of Neos Kosmos, after the fire brigade was notified that his apartment was on fire.
Αnd the weather forecast…
Rain is expected in the east and north of Attica today. The temperature is going to reach a maximum of 22 degrees Celsius.