A drop by nearly 100 new cases of COVID-19 was recorded on Monday in Greece, as the country’s health department announced a total of 638 new infections. However, 25 more people lost their lives to the deadly virus in the past 24 hours.

The National Organization for Public Health (EODY) announced that the total number of infections has now reached 164,575 including all those who have recovered.

The centre of the pandemic in Greece continues to be in Attica, where more than half of the country’s new cases was recorded (361) on Monday. Of all the new cases, only four were reported at the country’s borders.

A total of 25 Greek citizens died in the past 24 hours after suffering with Covid-19, bringing the number of the country’s total fatalities to 5,997.

Vaccination certificate for travel, in the cards

In a meeting between Cyprus President Nikos Anastasiades and Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the topic was the current coronavirus situation, and the necessity for the EU “to procure as soon as possible doses of vaccines that it has agreed with the pharmaceutical companies.”

Mr Mitsotakis said that they also discussed the issue of facilitating travel with the proposition of establishing an EU vaccination certificate.