Health authorities are ready for a possible outbreak of coronavirus in Greece. Government spokesman, Stelios Petsas, announced the adoption of an Act of Legislative Content with preventive measures to avert and contain the spread of coronavirus. These measures will be implemented gradually and in line with developments, in order to prepare the country for the worst-case scenario.

We are in constant contact with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Union and all the measures we take, are in consultation with international organizations, the government spokesman said.

Measures include imposing preventive checks on entry points into the country, temporary total or partial restriction of air, sea, rail, or road connections to high-risk countries, temporary suspension of the operation of schools and educational establishments, places of worship and public indoor gathering spaces.

In addition, the Act will also fast-track emergency financing to the Health Ministry, in order to cover medical needs in terms of staff hiring and the purchase of supplies and medicines.