Stelios Petsas: "The virus is here and is lurking"



"The country is carefully continuing its course to the new normality. A month after the lifting of the lockdown, the epidemiological picture remains good," Greek government spokesman Stelios Petsas stated at the daily press briefing, as reported by Newsbeast.

"According to the latest figures, the RO number is lower than it was when we decided to lift the lockdown. Nonetheless, nobody should be complacent and obviously not the government," he continued.

Petsas stressed that "the virus is here and is lurking and we know that if we relax we will pay for it". He noted that the government was now focusing on the possibility of imported cases from the moment that the country opens its doors to tourism and on possible local clusters, whether these concern a region, a neighbourhood, an island, a school or an area. "We are intensifying inspections everywhere and preparing for everything," he added.

On Thursday, health authorities reported 20 new coronavirus cases in the last 24-hours, raising the total number to 3,088.

Authorities said that 692 of the total number of cases involve travellers from aboard.

The total number of casualties has also risen to 183 since the virus hit Greece.

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