Medics highlight weaknesses in frontline care as parties debate emergency measures

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Coronavirus, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, SYRIZA, Tsipras
Photo by Panayiotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayiotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

The government has announced it will step up checks on highways and at ports and airports ahead of Greek Orthodox Easter next Sunday to ensure it keeps a lid on the coronavirus outbreak, which has yet to test Greece’s health service to the full.

The relatively limited number of Covid-19 cases in Greece has not dampened the calls for an improvement in the country’s capability to deal with cases. Intensive care specialists have called on the government to double the health system’s permanent ICU ...

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