Health Ministry

Nineteen new infections, no new deaths from coronavirus

Greece recorded 19 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, of which the 12 concerned passengers from a flight from Qatar that landed in Athens' International Airport on Monday, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

The total number of cases in the country reached 2,937, of which 55.3 percent are men.

Health Ministry says SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence study to be carried out June-September

The seroprevalence study for the SARS-CoV-2 infection, coordinated by the National Public Health Institute (INSP) will be carried out between June and September, according to an order of the Health Minister. "We are seeking to determine the degree of SARS-CoV-2 spreading among Romania's population, in order to properly substantiate the future protection measures of the population's health.

Tsiodras inaugurates speaker series at CoE Committee of Ministers

Professor Sotiris Tsiodras, known to the wider Greek public as the Health Ministry's spokesman for the novel coronavirus, was the first speaker in a series initiated by Alternate Foreign Affairs Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis as chairman of the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers.

Two deaths bring Greece’s Covid-19 toll to 177

The death of two patients on Sunday night brought Greece's Covid-19 death toll to 177 following nearly three days without any fatalities from the coronavirus epidemic.

Sunday's first victim was a 66-year-old woman who was being treated at the capital's Sotiria Hospital and suffered from underlying health problems that contributed to her death.

Turkey lifts weekend curfew imposed in 15 provinces

Turkey lifted a two-day-long curfew early on June 1 that was imposed in some provinces as part of efforts to contain the novel coronavirus, which has killed more than 4,500 people in the country.

The curfew was in effect in 14 major provinces as well as Zonguldak province, where the prevalence of chronic respiratory diseases is high. Travel was also restricted in the provinces.