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Greece Extends Curfew Until April 27 as Death Toll Rises to 68

Hospital beds. Photo Credit: AMNA

Eleven people died in a forty-eight hour period in Greece from the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, leading to a decision for the extension of the curfew until late April.

Sotiris Tsiodras, the Health Ministry spokesperson for the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak had announced six new deaths on Friday afternoon, however, more people died between Friday and Saturday’s briefings.

The total death toll from the pandemic has now risen to 68 in the country, while the diagnosed cases are now more than 1,600.

The Greek authorities are mulling over stricter curfew measures across the country and have already announced the closure of popular waterfront promenades in the cities of Thessaloniki, Volos, and Patras.

Additionally, the Greek authorities say the shutdown will continue at least until April 27.

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