Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison took part in the third video conference of the leaders of countries that addressed the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic successfully. They were joined by Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, Norwegian Prime minister Erna Solberg, premier of the Czech Republic Andrej Babis, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The eight leaders are currently all slowly lifting restrictions and underlined that the results from the first weeks of resuming economic operations are good as the number of new infections is low. They reported no epidemiological outbreak, despite the fact that the virus has not been eliminated, and also painted an encouraging picture from the reopening of schools.

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They agreed that the positive picture should not lead to a relaxation of measures and vigilance was required.

Mr Mitsotakis briefed his counterparts on Greek plans to allow for a resumption of flights to Athens.