According to local authorities, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Greece sits at 103,034.
Greek authorities announced a record 121 deaths only over the past 24 hours. Since the start of the pandemic 2,223 people lost their lives.
There were also 1,747 new cases with Thessaloniki being the most hard hit city with 486 new positive tests. Attica and Central Greece also had big numbers.
At the moment, 606 patients are on ventilators in the country.
Greece was initially going to stay in lockdown until 7 December 2020 but based on the latest numbers, the lockdown could be extended.
The travel ban for national travel is likely to extend throughout the holiday season and no more than two families will be allowed to gather together at homes to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s, said Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
Greek economy, has suffered another blow, with many businesses and services closing due to the pandemic something that the government addressed via a press conference held by government spokesman Stelios Petsas.
Authorities are hoping to “sometime before the holidays” but that the decision would be susceptible to epidemiological data.
The reopening will happen gradually starting with spaces that have lower numbers such as schools, restaurants, cafes, and bars and clubs opening last.
Finally, they promised to secure vaccination that will be free but not mandatory.