Nikos Hardalias

Guarded optimism over flattening of Covid-19 curve, possible loosening of measures after 27 April

The government has started planning a gradual loosening of restrictive measures possibly beginning at the end of April even as is preparing its game plan for stopping Greece from leaving Attica toward their ancestral homse and villages for Greek Orthodox Easter which falls on April 19.

Greece striving to flatten curve by May

As Greece enters its third week in lockdown, the first glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel has appeared, according to government spokesman Stelios Petsas, who told reporters on Monday that it is up to the people to remain responsible.

"It's up to us if we are to enjoy the first results in May of our responsible attitude by staying home in April," he told reporters Monday.

Six more deaths from Covid-19, total number of cases rises to 1,755

Greece's Health Ministry announced on Monday 20 new coronavirus infections, with the total now at 1,755.

In his regular press conference, ministry spokesman and infectious disease expert Sotiris Tsiodras said six more fatalities from Covid-19 were recorded over the past 24 hours raising the total to 79.

Nearly 70 Turks on Greek ship tested positive for COVID-19, being treated aboard: Turkish ambassador

Nearly 70 Turkish nationals aboard a Greek cruise ship have been tested positive for COVID-19 and taken under treatment in the vessel off Greece's coast, Burak Özügergin, Turkish ambassador in Athens, told Hürriyet Daily News on April 5.

Partial lockdown extended to 27 April, Covid-19 death toll rises to 68

The health ministry's spokesman on issues pertaining to the coronavirus, Infectious Diseases Professor Sotiris Tsiodras said today that it is unlikely that public health measures to protect citizens will be made harsher, even as it was announced that the current partial lockdown will be extended through 27 April.

Coronavirus cases rise to 1,673 as death toll goes to 68

Greek Health Ministry representative Sotiris Tsiodras on Saturday announced 60 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total to 1,673. 

He also announced a rise in the death toll to 68 after nine hospital patients died. The average age of the dead is 74, he said. 

Another 92 patients remain in the intensive care units of Greek hospitals.