Authorities on Crete said on Tuesday that they had received a donation of 3,000 high-quality surgical masks from the Chinese Province of Hainan.
Crete's Regional Governor Stavros Arnaoutakis described the gift as "an act of humanitarianism and solidarity," adding that it showed that "the power of cooperation, of contribution and of protecting public health know no bounds."
A pallbearer, wearing a protective face mask and gloves, carries a cross and a photo of late World War Two Greek resistance hero and politician Manolis Glezos, during his funeral attended only by few people as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Athens, Wednesday. Glezos died of heart failure at the age of 97. [Reuters]
The Justice Ministry has taken special measures to protect court employees who are obliged to work in the minority of cases being heard by Greek judges.
The ministry said in an announcement on Thursday that it had taken delivery of 6,000 bottles of disinfectant, 5,000 protective masks and 5,000 pairs of rubber gloves.