"The 13033 hotline was set up in just 15 hours," Digital Governance Minister Kyriakos Pierrakakis told Kathimerini, describing his ministry's race last month to get everything in place over the space of just one weekend as the government announced restrictions on public movement that went into effect on Monday, March 23.
Sotiris Tsiodras, the Greek Health Ministry's spokesman over the new coronavirus and infectious diseases expert, briefed Premier Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Saturday on the next steps in the fight against the virus.
Four more people died from the coronavirus in Greece on Saturday, raising the country's total fatalities to 67.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, his Norwegian counterpart Erna Solberg and 11 other national leaders of the conservative European People's Party have written to the EPP's president, Donald Tusk, calling for the ejection from the group of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's Fidesz party due to authoritarian tactics.
"April may determine what the future will look like," Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday during a discussion in Parliament in Athens on new legislative measures to contain the impact of the coronavirus epidemic.
"Everything that has been done so far has brought reservedly optimistic results," he said, warning that the country needs to stay the course.