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Coronavirus death toll in Greece at 136

The Greek PM is expected announce an easing of measures on Tuesday, with hairdressers and other small shops the first set to open

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The death toll from the coronavirus in Greece rose to 136 on Monday after two patients being treated in hospitals in northern Greece passed away, reports said. 

The two victims are an 80-year-old man who was in the intensive care unit of the Papanikolaou hospital in Thessaloniki and a 59-year-old woman in the ICU of Alexandroupoli's university hospital. 

The 59-year-old had underlying health problems, the reports said. 

According to the latest information, Greece has so far seen 2,517 coronavirus cases.

Greek PM Mitsotakis to annnounce easing of measures

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is to announce the easing of measures put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus in a speech to the nation on Tuesday, Greek government spokesman Stelios Petsas said. 

Small shops including hairdressers will be among the first shops to reopen, Petsas said, adding that churches would follow at a later unspecified date. 

Bank ATMs are to start operating at migrant reception centers from next week in a bid to limit the movements of residents outside the facilities, he added. 

As regards the traditional May Day workers' rallies on May 1, Petsas said they would be put off until the first Saturday after the easing of measures. 

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