Warning amid rise in Covid infections

In his first televised briefing in nearly two months, the government's chief epidemiologist Sotiris Tsiodras on Tuesday stressed the need for strict observance of health measures to prevent a new spike in coronavirus infections from getting out of hand as authorities confirmed 121 new cases.

"Great vigilance is needed," Tsiodras told journalists in what was described as an exceptional appearance, his first since May 26 when daily briefings on the course of the pandemic stopped following an improvement. "Things can easily spiral out of control," he added, noting that a continued increase of cases at the current rate could bring a second wave of the virus within two weeks. "Over the coming weeks, I hope that we don't give in and that we succeed."

In a bid to underscore the gravity of the situation, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis might issue a televised message to...

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