Covid-19 stretches health system again, putting reopening of shops in doubt

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Covid, Justice, New Democracy
By Natasha Pandazopoulou/Fosphotos
By Natasha Pandazopoulou/Fosphotos

The government’s plans to reopen the retail sector in the coming days hang in the balance after a stark increase in the number of Covid-19 cases, leading to reported disagreements between scientists and the Development Ministry over the best course of action.

Greece recorded the highest number of daily Covid-19 cases since early December on Tuesday, when the National Health Organisation (EODY) revealed that 2,147 new cases had been detected. Again, around half were found in Attica.

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