312 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in Greece, 174 of them in the Attica prefecture. The death toll in Greece has reached 319.
Six schools across the country have shut down, due to coronavirus cases.
Government spokesman Stelios Petsas reiterated yesterday that public health is the government’s top priority and he did not exclude the possibility of a new lockdown if necessary.
In the meantime, specialists believe that the restriction measures effective as of yesterday in Attica will decrease the transmission rate of the virus.
The average age of people infected with Covid-19 is coming down, according to a World Health Organization expert Dr Maria Van Kerkhove. She said that incidences of hospitalisation among those aged 15 to 49 years are increasing and said it was possible for the same person to be infected with influenza and Covid-19.
A rare Mediterranean cyclone, dubbed Ianos, will land in Greece on Thursday, and will initially impact western parts of the country in the late afternoon, mainly the Ionian islands of Zakynthos, Cephalonia and Ithaca as well as Ilia and Messinia in the western Peloponnese, according to a statement issued yesterday by Deputy Civil Protection Minister Nikos Hardalias.
On Friday, Ianos is expected to affect the rest of the Peloponnese, central Greece, Attica and Evia. The Cyclades islands are expected to be affected as of Friday night, while on Saturday it is possible that Crete will also be impacted.
Citizens have been advised by authorities to remain indoors and avoid unnecessary movements.
A rally has been planned at 6.30 pm at Propylaia, downtown Athens, by teachers at school units who complain for lack of staff.
The Hellenic Police and the Fire Service said they have launched a joint investigation after at least 15 fires were reported in 48 hours in the broader Evros region.
Meanwhile on Wednesday, dozens of firefighters continued to battle a large blaze in protected forestland in the northeastern region of Evros that broke out on Tuesday afternoon.
And the weather forecast…
Partly cloudy in Attica today with rain expected this afternoon. The temperature will reach a maximum of 30 degrees Celsius.