Nikos Hardalias

Gov't bans gatherings of more than 10 people to curb virus spread

Deputy Civil Protection Minister Nikos Hardalias confirmed, during a press conference on Wednesday, a ban on gatherings of more than 10 people as part of the government's ongoing efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus. Offenders will be fined 1,000 euros, Hardalias added. 

Government spokesman Stelios Petsas had said the govermment was planning the ban earlier in the day. 

Coronavirus cases rise to 418 with 31 new infections, Health Ministry says

Greece's Health Ministry representative Sotiris Tsiodras on Wednesday announced 31 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total to 418, with the death toll remaining at five. 

Of those infected, 79 are being treated in hospital while 13 are in critical condition, Tsiodras said. 

The average age of those infected stands at around 70 years, the ministry representative added. 

Coronavirus cases rise to 387 as fifth death reported

Greek Health Ministry spokesman Sotiris Tsiodras on Tuesday announced 35 new coronavirus infections, bringing total to 387, adding that one more patient has died, pushing the death toll to five. 

Tsiodras added that 14 people who had been treated after contracting the virus have been released. 

The average age of the victims is 68 years old, Tsiodras added. 

Coronavirus infections rise to 352; travellers to be placed in two-week quarantine

Greece's total number of confirmed Covid-19 infections stands at 352, as 21 new cases were added since Sunday, according to Health Ministry spokesman and infectious diseases Professor Sotiris Tsiodras who spoke at a press briefing on Monday.

Greek authorities seeking people ‘patient zero’ came into contact with

Authorities on Wednesday were trying to identify and locate everyone who came into contact over the past two days with a 38-year-old woman who became the first patient in Greece to test positive for the novel coronavirus, in the northern port city of Thessaloniki.