Greece bans all links with Albania, North Macedonia, flights with SpainReuters | Athens | Updated: 15-03-2020 17:54 IST | Created: 15-03-2020 17:52 IST
It extended travel restrictions to Italy, saying it was banning passenger ship routes to and from the neighboring country, excluding cargo. Greece had three fatalities from the disease and 228 confirmed cases by late Saturday.
With mass gatherings banned and cafes, bars and gyms closed, authorities will also impose entry checks at supermarkets from Monday to avoid overcrowding. Separately, the Greek Olympic Committee said on Sunday that the Olympic flame handover ceremony for the Tokyo 2020 Games scheduled for March 19 will be held without an audience or journalists present.