Turkey on June 17 condemned a Greek court's decision to sentence the elected mufti, or Muslim official, of the city of Xanthi to time in prison with a three-year deferment of the sentence.
A criminal court in the city of Thessaloniki sentenced Ahmet Mete to 15 months in prison for "disrupting public order by sowing public discord."
Greek media reported one more death from Covid-19 in Greece on Tuesday, which brings the total number to 185.
The victim was a 74-year-old man from the town of Xanthi who was being treated in the University Hospital of Alexandroupolis.
The official death toll announced by the Health Ministry on Monday afternoon was 184, along with a total of 3,134 infections.
Four schools in the city of Xanthi and the nearby borough of Drosero in northeastern Greece were closed for 10 days on Wednesday after a teacher who works in all four tested positive for coronavirus.
The man, who's from the village of Echinos, is currently asymptomatic and has ben instructed to remain at home. The teaching staff at the four schools will also be tested.
Greek health authorities will run hundreds of molecular tests on residents of the wider area of the regional unit of Xanthi, northeastern Greece, starting on Thursday, as part of a targeted plan to eliminate "continuing infections in the last few days," General Secretariat for Civil Protection announced on Thursday.
Bolstered by a strong performance in last month's European Parliament elections, the Party of Equality, Peace and Friendship (KIEF), which represents the interests of Greece's Muslim minority in Western Thrace, is looking for electoral alliances that would boost its chances of parliamentary representation after the July 7 vote.