Coronavirus lockdown in Greece will last "way beyond" April 6

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Greek Minister of Development and Investment, Adonis Georgiadis announced that the lockdown will last "way beyond" April 6, the original end-date envisaged when the lockdown was applied.

In an interview on Open TV, he said that the situation in Greece was much better than in other countries, but added that this fact did not mean all needed measures should not be taken to curb the deadly virus.

Georgiadis also noted that the vast majority of citizens adhere to the lockdown measures. He said that open markets are functioning as they should, but that additional measures might have to be taken to relieve crowds in supermarkets.

Speaking about the availability of essential items, the Minister noted that Greek soap company Papoutsanis has already started producing sanitisers and that imports of masks, including donations, notably from China, have created an inventory of about 2 million masks.