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Health Ministry expert briefs PM on coronavirus

Sotiris Tsiodras, the Greek Health Ministry's spokesman over the new coronavirus and infectious diseases expert, briefed Premier Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Saturday on the next steps in the fight against the virus.

Four more people died from the coronavirus in Greece on Saturday, raising the country's total fatalities to 67.

Archbishop to get pacemaker

Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece, the head of Greece's Orthodox Church, was admitted on Saturday at the Onassio Hospital to have a pacemaker installed.

The operation was scheduled and came after the recommendation of his physicians, Ieronymos' office says.

Round the clock medical centers imminent to ease burden on hospitals

As the next phase of its response to the coronavirus pandemic the Health Ministry has planned an overhaul of the primary healthcare system that aims to relieve some of the pressure on overburdened hospitals, chiefly through the creation of a network of 24-hour medical centers treating patients with mild symptoms of Covid-19.