331 cases of coronavirus in Greece, 4 dead

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Greek Health Ministry representative, Sotiris Tsiodras, announced Sunday that 49 new coronavirus cases have been reported, raising Greece’s total to 331.

Forty-four patients are said to have not traveled overseas and neither did they come in contact with people who were ill.

“We will know more about the progress of the disease in the country in the next two weeks. But an estimated period of two months could be necessary until the country can breathe again,” said health official Mr Tsiodras.

The death toll in Greece remains at four, with the fourth victim being a 53-year-old man who worked at the hospital at Kastoria, northern Greece. He is the youngest recorded fatality in Greece however, he reportedly had a pre-existing heart condition.

Mr Tsiodras stressed that strict measures restricting movement and crowding in Greece were necessary to prevent more deaths and infections.

“We are also calling for health surveillance of any citizen returning from a foreign country and restriction of contacts for 14 days,” he said.

Despite these increased measures, thousands of elderly, who are the most vulnerable to coronavirus, continue to flock to churches across the country.

So far only one evangelical church in Athens has closed its doors and offered online services, with an official decision expected from the Holy Synod at its extraordinary meeting later today.

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