State Department eases travel warning to Greece

US State Department

The U.S. State Department has eased travel warnings for many countries, among them Greece, which is now “reconsider travel” from previous category 4 “do not travel,” according to ERT’s correspondent in Washington DC, Lena Argiri.

The decision comes as the epidemiological situation in Greece improves.

Greek health authorities announced on Tuesday that in the last 24 hours there were 1,339 new COVID-19 cases, of which 4 were identified after checks at the the borders.

The total number of cases amounted to 411,534 (daily change + 0.3%), of which 51.2% are men.

Based on the confirmed cases of the last 7 days, 40 are considered to be related to travel from abroad and 1,665 are related to an already known case.

There are are 30 new deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there has been a total of 12,331 deaths recorded.

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