Sotiris Tsiodras

Education ministry to present plan for school reopening on Wednesday

Greek Education Minister Niki Kerameus will present details on a government plan to gradually reopen schools on Wednesday, the ministry said.

Kerameus will take part in the daily press briefing of Health Ministry spokesperson for the pandemic Sotiris Tsiodras and Deputy Civil Protection Minister Nikos Hardalias, at 6 p.m.

Tsiodras warns against complacency

A medical worker takes care of a patient in intensive care at the capital's Sotiria Hospital. As Greece prepares to relax measures aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus, Health Ministry spokesman Sotiris Tsiodras warned Monday against complacency, saying the public must continue to adhere to the health guidelines in order to avoid a "catastrophic" slipup.

Coronavirus cases rise to 2,534 as two new deaths reported

Greek Health Ministry spokesman Sotiris Tsiodras on Monday announced 17 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total to 2,534, adding that two more patients have died, pushing the death toll to 136.

Tsiodras added that 43 people are currently being treated in intensive care units after contracting the virus (average age is 67), while 65 have left ICU.

Two more Covid-19 deaths bring toll to 136, reports say

The death toll from the coronavirus rose to 136 on Monday after two patients being treated in hospitals in northern Greece passed away, reports said. 

The two victims are an 80-year-old man who was in the intensive care unit of the Papanikolaou hospital in Thessaloniki and a 59-year-old woman in the ICU of Alexandroupoli's university hospital. 

Muslims in Greece urged to pray at home during Ramadan

Greek Deputy Civil Protection Minister Nikos Hardalias on Friday called on Muslim citizens celebrating Ramadan to pray at home, as part of the efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Speaking at the daily press briefing, he reiterated that mosques will hold prayer services during the religious month without public attendance.

Six kidney patients from Peristeri clinic test positive for Covid-19

Six kidney patients from a private clinic in Peristeri, western Athens, have tested positive for Covid-19 and will be taken to the capital's NIMTS hospital for treatment, according to reports Friday.
The Greek government's chief scientific adviser on the coronavirus, Sotiris Tsiodras, visited the clinic on Friday to evaluate the situation.