Nikos Hardalias

Time limits on duration of movements mulled by Greek government

The Greek government is reportedly mulling the introduction of limits to the amount of time that people leave their homes so as to further curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus, Kathimerini understands.

Even though no official announcements have been made, the idea is reportedly gaining traction within the government as Easter approaches.

Five more deaths from Coronavirus, protection of healthcare workers key priority

Patience is a crucial tool in the battle against the coronavirus health ministry spokesman Sotiris Tsiodras told a daily news conference today.

"We will wait patiently, any prediction is uncertain," but he added that mathematical models currently show a slow spread.

Over 20 Greeks returning from Spain test positive for Coronavirus,

Of 263 Greek nationals who have returned from Spain on two flights in recent days 21 have tested positive for the Coronavirus.

Most of the passengers came from Barcelona and some from Madrid.

The entire group is quarantined in an Athens hotel. All people who return from abroad are required to self-isolate for 14 days and authorities keep track of them.

Greek authorities seriously considering lockdown

The possibility of a lockdown appears ever more likely, as many Greeks insist on treating the present quarantine measures as a sort of vacation, crowding open spaces and exiting Athens en masse to go to their ancestral villages, just as the death toll on Sunday rose to 15 and the number of confirmed infections to 624.