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Greece Confirms Second Coronavirus Death

Greek health authorities have announced that a 92-year-old patient died on Saturday from coronavirus.

The victim is from the town of Ptolemaida, northern Greece, and he had been hospitalized after testing positive for coronavirus on March 11. Two of his relatives have also tested positive.

This is the second fatality from the disease in the country.

On Thursday, a 66-year-old man died at a hospital in Patras. The retired teacher, from Amaliada, Peloponnese, had returned from a religious pilgrimage to Israel and Egypt at the end of February. He was among a group of 53 people.

The majority of his fellow travelers, including his wife, have also been infected with the virus. Several are hospitalized in the designated hospital in Patras; others are in house isolation.

Greek health authorities announced on Friday that the number of confirmed diagnosed covid-19 coronavirus cases in the nation has jumped to 190.

Five of those hospitalized are in serious condition, while a total of 2,700 medical tests have been conducted for the virus so far.

Among the new emergency measures announced by the government is the closure of all shopping malls, cafes, restaurants, and bars, apart from take-out food establishments.

On Thursday the government announced a two-week closure of all the courthouses, theaters, cinemas, gyms, children playgrounds and nightclubs in the country to help control the spread of the coronavirus.

The Ministry of Culture  also announced that is closing down the country’s museums and archaeological sites until March 30 at the least.

These new emergency measures come on top of the already-announced closure of all Greek schools, as 117 cases and one death  were recorded in the country.

This is a developing story

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