Vacationers go away the Acropolis archaeological web site on March 13, 2020, in Athens. AFP
Greece introduced two extra coronavirus deaths on Saturday bringing the toll to 3, as an unprecedented lockdown takes impact.
A 67-year-old man died on Zakynthos island early on Saturday and a 90-year-old man died within the northern metropolis of Ptolemaida, the well being ministry stated.
Each males had well being issues.
The person in Zakinthos was believed to have contracted the virus after visiting a hospital in western Greece the place the primary fatality was confirmed, Athens Information Company reported.
Greece closed retailers, bars and eating places on Friday in addition to vacationer websites such because the Acropolis as coronavirus instances jumped from 117 to 190.
Solely supermarkets, pharmacies and medical services have been allowed to remain open.
The federal government had already shut down faculties and universities, courts, cinemas, gyms and different indoor public gathering areas for 2 weeks in an effort to curb the outbreak.
A torch relay for the Tokyo 2020 Video games has been cancelled after Hollywood actor Gerard Butler, who starred as the traditional Spartan King Leonidas within the 2007 epic “300”, was mobbed as he lit a cauldron within the metropolis of Sparta.
The Greek Olympic Committee stated crowds had ignored “repeated warnings” to not collect at stopovers within the torch relay.
The flame for the 2020 Tokyo Video games was lit in historical Olympia on Thursday with out spectators after dozens of individuals examined constructive for COVID-19 within the area.
In the meantime, Greek authorities spokesman Stelios Petsas stated his spouse had examined constructive for the coronavirus and he would self-isolate for 2 weeks as a precaution.