The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Greece has risen to 331, according to the latest update from Health Ministry spokesperson and infectious diseases expert Professor Sotiris Tsiodras.
In the last 24 hours, there have been 48 new cases confirmed.
Currently, 51 patients are undergoing treatment in hospitals, 8 of which are in hospitals in Athens, Thessaloniki and Patras.
Of the patients, forty-four did not travel to the country where the epidemic broke out, nor did they come in contact with people who were ill.
At the time of writing, the death toll in the country is four. According to reports, everyone was suffering from serious underlying health conditions putting all of them in the high-risk groups.
On Friday the Greek government decided to take stricter measures to tackle escalating coronavirus outbreak, shutting schools, bars, cafes, shopping malls, libraries, museums and archaeological sites for two weeks, to combat the spread of coronavirus.
Greece has also adopted precautionary measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus. This includes:
– staying at home
– avoiding meetings
– grandparents not looking after their grandchildren
– those who have symptoms to communicate with their doctor for instructions