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Greece records daily high of 202 covid cases as Brits flock there for summer holidays

Greece recorded its highest number of new daily coronavirus cases on Sunday since the pandemic began with more than 200 cases. The country reported 203 new cases, according to government officials, bringing its total to 5,623 cases since the first infection was recorded in February. Greece's Minister of Health Vassilis Kikilias said Monday that "the transmission of the virus is dangerously increasing." "I call once again on the youth and the citizens who do not follow the basic measures of personal protection, masks, hygiene rules, safety distances, to consider their responsibilities towards the vulnerable groups, the rest of our fellow citizens and the country," Kikilias said. Greece recorded a total of 203 new cases of coronavirus in just 24 hours (Photo: Getty Images) Greece is a popular holiday spot among UK tourists, with many heading to the sunny islands after Spain was removed from the government's list of low-risk countries. But on Sunday 9 August, Greece recorded its highest daily increase in coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic.

Greece recorded a total of 203 new cases of coronavirus in just 24 hours, marking its largest daily increase to date. The new infections raise the total number of cases in the country to more than 5,600. The previous highest number of cases recorded in a single day was 156, which was reported back in April. In response to a sudden outbreak of cases on the island of Poros, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has updated its travel advice, after emergency restrictions were put in place to halt the spread of the virus. These are the locations of where the new coronavirus cases were recorded, with the areas with the highest number of infections listed first: Greece has recorded a daily high of coronavirus cases as it becomes more popular than Spain for internet searches by Brits looking for a holiday destination.

Greece had just 5,623 confirmed cases but yesterday's figure of 202 is the country's highest daily total since the beginning of the year. Brits going to Greece with Wizz Air have been urged to take extra care after 28 travellers at Luton were not allowed to fly because of 'mistakes' on their form. France could be the next holiday destination to be removed from the air bridge list after an alarming spike in Covid-19 cases - 2,288 were confirmed on Friday. GREECE has recorded a daily high of 202 covid cases as Brits flock there for their summer holidays. Greece has been one of the European holiday hotspots which has kept Covid-19 cases low compared to Spain, Italy and France.

4 Greece yesterday reported a daily high of 202 coronavirus cases Credit: Getty Images - Getty 4 Greece has recorded just 5,623 cases of covid since the start of the pandemic Credit: AFP or licensors Brits entering Greece, however, have to fill in a Passenger Locator Form 24 hours before travelling. Some travellers have reported problems with the forms, claiming they didn't receive the code, or warning that their tour operator didn't inform them of the new restrictions. France may also face a UK travel ban as cases soar in the country, with 2,288 new cases confirmed on Friday. ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's health minister says new measures will be announced to curb the spread of the coronavirus, after an alarming spike in the number of new daily confirmed cases and the number of people severely ill with Covid-19. Speaking after a meeting with health and government officials Monday, Vassilis Kikilias appealed to Greeks, particularly to young people, to ensure they adhere to protective measures such as wearing masks and maintaining social distance. Greece currently has 5,623 confirmed coronavirus cases and 212 deaths, with 22 people intubated in intensive care units. NEW DELHI — India has registered a record 1,007 fatalities in the past 24 hours as new coronavirus infections surged by 62,064 cases. India has recorded more than 60,000 cases of the virus daily in the last four days and more infections than any other country in the world for six consecutive days. LONDON — The head of the World Health Organization predicted that the number of people infected by the coronavirus will hit 20 million this week, including about 750,000 deaths. Tedros said that recently adopted measures in countries including Britain and France, which have imposed targeted lockdowns and mask-wearing strategies in the last week, were a good example of specific strategies needed to curb a new upsurge in cases. BEIJING — New locally transmitted cases of coronavirus in China fell to just 14 over the past 24 hours, the National Health Commission reported Monday. Hong Kong reported another 72 cases and five deaths as it continues to battle a new wave of infections with tightened rules on indoor dining and obligatory mask wearing in public settings. SYDNEY — Australia has reported fewer new daily cases from its virus hotspot in the city of Melbourne than on any single day since last month. But it has also reported the nation's highest daily death total since the virus outbreak began. India has reported nearly 2.3 million cases of coronavirus, the third-highest number in the world after the United States and Brazil. The country has been reporting an average of around 50,000 new cases a day since mid-June.