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Greece Records New Small Drop in Covid Cases

Credit: A. Makris/Greek Reporter

Greek health authorities reported 168 Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, significantly down since Sunday’s record of 284. The death toll jumped by one new fatality to 243.

Of the new cases only 20 were detected after checks at the country’s borders.

The total number of cases is 8,987, of which 55.4% are men. One fifth of the cases (21.3%) are related to travel abroad and 4,074 (45.3%) are related to an already known case.

The number of patients in intensive care remained steady at 31, with their average age reported as being 66 years old.

Delay on schools opening?

Teachers will return to schools on September 1, while classes are so far scheduled to begin on September 7, Education & Religion Minister Niki Kerameos said on Monday.

She added however that the final decision on restarting classes will be announced on September 1, after families have returned from holidays and pandemic developments are reviewed.

“Despite the fact that the start of classes is scheduled for September 7, there might be a delay,” she said. “The goal is to limit travel significantly at least a week before schools begin in order to restrict any possible spread of infections by those who don’t have symptoms,” she added.

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