Latest News from Greece
The Health Ministry's spokesman on Covid-19 management, Professor Sotiris Tsiodras, today announced that 71 new Coronavirus were confirmed in the last 24 hours.
The total number of confirmed cases in Greece rose to 695.
Tsiodras said 114 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of whom 35 are on respirators in ICUs, 61 percent of whom are men,
The outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Greece is not just testing the administration and the country's public healthcare system; it is also testing the reflexes of Greek society and eliminating the gap between citizen and state. We are all together in this deadly battle against Covid-19 virus but some members of society are better equipped to provide assistance in the joint effort.
Viva Wallet, the company which operates the vast majority of card terminals in Greece, as well as being active in six other countries, said on Monday its equipment has been upgraded and now accepts contactless payments without the card user having to punch in their PIN for amounts up to 50 euros, as banks had requested.
Greek and foreign students who do not have a permanent residence in Greece and had to evacuate their halls of residence or hotels from March 25 to April 10 as part of the measures to halt the spread of the coronavirus will be able to stay at tourist accommodations, the Education Ministry said on Monday.
Greece has received nine non-binding bids for the sale of a 65 percent stake in its dominant gas supplier DEPA Commercial, its privatisation agency said on Monday.
Investors who have expressed an interest in the stake include Shell Gas, Vitol Holding, Power Globe, MET Holding and C.G. Gas Limited of Greece's Copelouzos group, the agency said in a statement.
Greek healthcare authorities on Monday reported 71 new coronavirus infections in Greece that bring the new total to 695.
Speaking at his daily press briefing, Health Ministry spokesman Sotiris Tsiodras confirmed earlier reports that the death toll rose to 17, adding that 114 people are being treated at hospital for Covid-19, 35 of which are in critical condition.
The death toll from the coronavirus epidemic in Greece has reportedly risen to 17 after two patients passed away in the past 24 hours.
The two patients were a 64-year-old man who was being treated at a hospital in Rio and a 78-year-old man at the capital's Sotiria hospital, according to Skai.
Both had been in critical condition.