Govt steps up policy response, hoping to impede Coronavirus

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Coronavirus, Education, Health, Mitsotakis, New Democracy
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

The government is stepping up the range of precautionary measures being taken to impede the spreading of the coronavirus in Greece, where 89 people have been diagnosed with the illness, but nobody has yet died.

Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias announced on Tuesday that schools and universities, as well as private tuition centres would be closed for two weeks. This was the first major step towards limiting the opportunities for the virus to spread.

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