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Greece’s Transport Minister Kostas Karamanlis on Wednesday announced that the use of public transportation has plunged by 90% since the implementation of the lockdown measures against the coronavirus pandemic.

According to the Minister, since March 16, the pre-pandemic ticket validations number of 900,000 on a daily basis has dropped to 100,000 for all means of transport: buses, trolleys, trains and the tram.

Some 70 extra buses have been added to the morning zone routes (06.00-10.00) and another 45 buses to the evening zone (15.00-18.00).

Transport organisations were also advised to contact coronavirus reference hospitals so that, if necessary, routes can be adjusted to fully meet the transport needs of hospital staff.