Romano Prodi, Pprofessor of economics, European Commission president from 1999 to 2004, and two-time prime minister of Italy, is a friend of Greece. Last October he visited Athens at the invitation of former prime minister Costas Simitis and spoke at a conference event organized by the Costas Simitis Foundation.
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.
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.