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Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Friday that Turkey should face consequences if it continues its "provocative actions" against Greece.
Speaking at the online Lisbon Web Summit on Friday, he said that issues between Greece and Turkey concern Europe and NATO as well, as they affect the entire Eastern Mediterranean region.
Anyone arriving at Greece's land borders who test positive for the novel coronavirus will not be allowed to enter the country, Deputy Civil Protection Minister Nikos Hardalias announced on Friday.
Speaking during a regular press briefing on the developments with the pandemic, Hardalias also said that authorities will ban visits to the monasteries of Mount Athos.
Greek health authorities announced 1,667 new SARS-CoV-2 cases on Friday, pushing the total number to 113,185.
Of the new cases, only nine were detected in Attica.
The daily death toll was also high on Friday, with the National Organization for Public Health (EODY) reporting 98 new deaths from Covid-19, raising the total number of fatalities to 2,804.
Authorities in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki have dug dozens of graves for the victims of Covid-19 after a sharp increase in the number of deaths.
Greece has ordered a second nationwide lockdown after a spike in cases of the new coronavirus. By Thursday, it had recorded 111,537 cases and 2,706 deaths.
Greek authorities have not done enough to curb air pollution in the northern port city of Thessaloniki, where airborne particulates consistently exceed acceptable limits, the European Commission said on Thursday, announcing that it is referring the country to the European Court of Justice for environmental violations.
An official at Greece's Health Ministry on Friday expressed confidence that the country would have complete vaccination coverage for the novel coronavirus by June next year.
"We believe that we can accomplish the vaccination of the entire population within the next six months," Health Ministry General Secretary Marios Themistokelous told state broadcaster ERT.
The Greek champion said it was time a Harrods store opened in Greece