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Coronavirus cases in Greece pass 1,000




Greece confirmed 95 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, according to health authorities, bringing the total to 1,061 since the country’s first recorded infection on Feb. 26.

Health ministry representative Sotiris Tsiodras said 32 people have died due to COVID-19.

Greece has imposed a curfew until early April, restricting the movement of people with few exceptions. It has also shut its borders to non-EU nationals and Italy and Spain to contain the spread of the virus.

The rise in new infections in Greece has so far been gradual and steady.

Earlier Saturday, Development and Investment Minister Adonis Georgiadis said on TV the lockdown will last “way beyond” April 6, the original end-date envisaged when the lockdown was applied.

The government says that the vast majority of inhabitants adhere to the lockdown, but mulls further moves to decongest supermarkets and maintain social distance, such as making aisles one-way passages.

Sourced by: Reuters

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