Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, together with the representative of the Ministry of Health for the coronavirus, Professor Sotiris Tsiodras, sent a warning, regarding Attica and specific municipal districts in the center of Athens, during today’s regular teleconference on the coronavirus developments in the country.
“I am fully prepared, following the relevant suggestion of the [expert] committee today, to take some additional measures regarding public gatherings, the suspension of cultural events for 14 days, measures that encourage teleworking in both the public and private sectors, in order to limit unnecessary commuting,” said Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
“Attica’s positivity rate exceeds 5%. There is a gradual rise in cases in recent weeks, so this is one of the factors that put Attica in the orange”, said Sotiris Tsiordas.
Meanwhile, the National Health Organization (EODY) announced 359 new SARS-CoV-2 cases in Greece in the last 24 hours, of which 21 are associated with known outbreaks and 36 were detected after checks at the country’s gates. The total number of cases is 14,400, of which 55.6% are men.
Sixty-nine patients remain intubated, 87.0%, of whom, have an underlying health issue or are aged 70 years and over.
178 patients have been discharged from the ICU, while 9 more people have died, bringing the total number of victims to 325.