(19/03/20) – Daily Synopsis of Covid19 related issues impacting Kefalonia life

GREEK HEADLINES

  • Further financial measures have been announced to assist businesses and individuals impacted by the restriction imposed, full details here.
  • ENFIA 2020 objectives values will be frozen at 2019 rates hence your property tax will be the same this year as last year.
  • Congregation of more than 10 people have been banned with €1000 fines for people breaking this measure
  • Further restriction have been imposed on the valid reasons for leaving your house, full details here.
  • Consideration is being given to ring fencing the islands with connections only for essential goods, details here.
  • Two further potential cases (people) of Covid19 are awaiting test results in Argostoli hospital.

TOURISM HEADLINES

  • The British foreign office have now advised against all but essential travel for the next 30 days
  • EasyJet cancelled all April bookings.
  • Aegean have dramatically cut flights through April, full information can be found here

LEARNING & SUGGESTIONS

  • We should not base our social isolation decisions in Kefalonia on the reported ‘no cases’ we should assume there are cases but they have not been identified yet as testing numbers are low and advice is to self isolate unless you have certain symptoms.
  • If your phone did not get last nights 112 emergency broadcast ensure your software has been updated since December 2019.
  • If you go as a group (couple)  to the supermarket only one of you will be allowed in the store
  • Ensure you have your residence pass with you to assist in proving your not a new arrival who should be self isolating. There have now been reported cases of British being stopped by the police and asked about their recent travel history.

 STATISTICS

Date 15/03/20 16/03/20 17/03/20 18/03/20 19/03/20 20/03/20 21/03/20
Identified cases  331 352 387 418      
Rise from previous day   21 35 31      
Identified cases Kefalonia 0 0 0 0      
Deaths in Greece   4 5 5      
Rise from previous day   0 1 0      

A live map and details on cases can be found here

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