Greek Defense Ministry Denies COVID-19 Outbreak Reports

ATHENS – With reports of cases and fatalities from the COVID-19 Coronavirus falling sharply in Greece, the Defense Ministry rejected reports that 11 more cases were confirmed at a military hospital.

In an announcement following the regular afternoon update by the government on the evolution of the pandemic, the ministry said that only one of the cases was of a military officer on active duty.

The other 10 confirmed cases, it said, were three civilians entitled to treatment at the military hospital, a retired police officer, two of his relatives, as well as three nurses and a visitor to the specific ward where all 10 cases were located, said Kathimerini.

Health Ministry adviser Sotiris Tsiodras said that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose in the 24-hour period up to May 6 from the last update by 21 new cases, bringing the nationwide total to 2,663 and one more death bringing the total now to 147.


ATHENS - Greece confirmed 4,141 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) said on Wednesday, bringing all confirmed infections since the pandemic began to 3,431,998 (daily change: +0.

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