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Greece Coronavirus Cases Encouragingly Low on Monday


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Coronavirus cases in Greece were shockingly low on Monday. Credit: Greek Reporter

Greece recorded 209 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday, which marks 39 fewer instances of the coronavirus than the 248 cases that had been recorded on Sunday.

Just four of Monday’s total cases were identified during routine Covid-19 testing of tourists at the country’s borders.

Greece’s covid-19 cases on Monday

Currently, there are 283 patients with Covid-19 on ventilators in Greece, which is 13 fewer than the number of patients undergoing the invasive treatment in the country yesterday, Sunday.

Tragically, 17 people suffering from the coronavirus passed away in the country over the past 24-hour period, which represents three more than those who died with the virus on Sunday.

The total number of those who passed away with COVID-19 has reached 12,565, of which 95.2 percent suffered from an underlying disease and / or were over 70 years old.

The total number of Covid-19 cases in Greece is now 418,548, showing a daily change of 0.0 percent, of which 51.2 percent are men. Based on the confirmed cases of the last seven days, 32 are considered to be related to travel from abroad and 672 are related to an already known case.

EU-wide vaccination campaign reaches massive milestone

On Monday, it was announced that 57 percent of the EU’s adult population has received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine. The information comes from a chart posted on Twitter by the Commission’s Deputy High Representative, Dana Spinant.

It also notes that a total of 325.1 million vaccinations have been administered in the EU and 385 million doses of vaccines have been delivered to nations across the continent.

Greece is continuing to vaccinate people at a high pace, with vaccines becoming available to more age groups.

How to get a Greek Covid-19 passport for travel

Greece has recently published all the necessary information for those wishing to obtain their COVID Vaccine Passport for travel purposes.

Greece was the first EU country to implement the COVID Vaccine Passport, having already gone through a testing phase and prepared a fully-operational online platform for it. PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis was the very first national leader to promote the idea back in January of 2021.

In a press release issued by the Ministry of Health, it was revealed that for the passport to be issued, those obtaining it must hold a Greek identity card that contains the holder’s details in Latin characters, or a general traveling passport.

The EU Digital Passport can be obtained by Greek citizens as long as they provide proof that they meet one of the following statements:

  • They have been vaccinated against the COVID-19 with all required doses
  • They have recovered from the virus
  • They have obtained a negative COVID-19 test result
  • Moreover, all persons obtaining the passport need to provide their personal Taxisnet passwords and their Social Security number.

Greece has emphasized that the passport’s validity confirmation is carried out only at specific entry checkpoints through a special system developed by the EU.

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