There is a total of 2,534 coronavirus cases in Greece, with 17 new ones over the last 24 hours, according to professor infectious disease Sotiris Tsiodras. Two more patients have died, bringing the total number of deaths to 136.

Forty-three patients are in a more serious condition and are in Intensive Care Units. Most of these patients are men and have an underlying health condition.

Mr. Tsiodras also referred to the lifting of the restriction measures and specifically to the opening of the schools, noting that the scientific committee met and decided on their gradual opening. “The Commission has always been guided by epidemiological data. We need to be prudent, but the scientific position is that children get less infected by the coronavirus and spread it less “, he pointed out.