Greek authorities monitor 1,700 people who were infected with the deadly coronavirus
Greece’s health authorities have identified more than 1,000 people who contracted the coronaviruses coronavieres coronavillae, including nearly 400 children, in a series of high-profile cases in recent weeks.
State health officials have also reported cases of the disease in an increasing number of people, with the latest in the Athens district of Giannakostas.
More than a quarter of those tested have been children.
State media said on Friday that a total of 461 suspected cases were confirmed, with 49 people still under investigation.
The Greek government has declared a state of emergency in some parts of the country, including the north of the capital and several industrial areas.
It has imposed an extra 24-hour curfew, closed schools and suspended the operation of several key transport services.
A total of 1,735 people have tested positive, including about 230 children.
The state health ministry said on Thursday that there were about 500 confirmed cases in the state and more than 4,300 confirmed infections.
The new cases are the highest since April, when more than 100 people died.
On Friday, Greece’s foreign minister, Euclid Tsakalotos, said the country was at risk of an outbreak of coronaviremia if it does not implement a moratorium on imports of non-essential goods from the EU.
He said that Athens had been given a mandate to take preventive measures to curb imports.
Tsakalots said that he was calling for EU leaders to come to Greece to discuss the situation.
The EU said on Wednesday that it would review the situation, with a statement from its foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini saying: “The EU stands ready to work with Greece to ensure that its imports of essential goods do not cross the border into the EU.”
The EU has also agreed to provide technical assistance to Greece.
The coronavira virus was first discovered in 2003 in northern Nigeria, where a team of scientists led by Nigerian scientists found that it could be transmitted through blood, urine and saliva.
The virus is highly contagious and can be passed between people by direct contact.
The virus is believed to have originated in Africa.
In recent months, more than 3,000 cases have been confirmed in Greece, with nearly half of them in the north-eastern city of Kastoria.