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Greece Confirms 334 New Covid Cases, 24 Deaths on Sunday

Shoppers stroll at Ermou Street in central Athens. Credit: Greek Reporter

Greece confirmed 334 new Covid-19 infections in the last 24 hours of which 4 were identified at entry points to the country, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) said on Sunday.

All confirmed coronavirus infections since the pandemic’s first case in Greece total 151,980. Of these, 5,837 are linked to travel abroad and 46,929 to already known cases.

280 patients are on ventilators in hospitals. Their median age is 68. A majority of 85.8 percent have an underlying condition or are aged 70 or more.

Another 1,068 patients have been discharged from ICUs since the start of the pandemic.

EODY also confirmed another 24 deaths due to Covid-19, bringing the standing total in Greece to 5,646. The median age for the latter was 79 years and 95.4 pct had an underlying condition and/or were aged 70 or more. In addition, 3,330 were men.

New lockdown “catastrophic”

Meanwhile, the general secretary of Commerce Panagiotis Stampoulidis said that “a third strict lockdown will be catastrophic for everyone.”

In an interview with Skai TV, he commenting on the queues and the crowding that was observed on Saturday in the main commercial streets of Athens and Thessaloniki.

“Everyone must show self-discipline, and respect themselves. Sending repeated SMS, he is not making fun of the state, he is making fun of himself,” stressed Stampoulidis.

He stated that the stores will also be open next Sunday, while he noted that there is a dynamic in the market and that the increase in sales, mainly in shoes and clothes, exceeds 30 pct.

The companies have opened but they can also make use of the support measures, including the repayable advance and the suspensions, he clarified.

It is reminded that retail and supermarkets can be open today until 8 pm.

Source: AMNA


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