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Coronavirus continues to spread in Europe

KUWAIT, March 29 (KUNA) -- The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across Europe, as the continent intensifies efforts to counter the killer virus.
In Greece, Health Ministry's spokesman and infectious diseases professor Sotiris Tsiodras confirmed Sunday 95 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours and six new deaths.
This brings the country's total to 1,156 confirmed infections and 38 deaths.
Tsiodras said that most of the cases are recorded in the region of Attica, noting that 69 patients are being treated in Intensive Care Units.
In Austria, the Ministry of Health reported 18 new COVID-19 related deaths in one day, taking the death toll up to 86.
It also confirmed that 245 people tested positive in the past 24 hours, increasing the overall number of infected cases up to 8,536.
In Armenia, the National Center for Disease Control reported 52 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infected people in the country up to 424.
With 30 patients having recovered and three fatalities, the number of active cases is 391, it reported.
In Cyprus, local authorities reported new one death, taking the country's COVID-19 death toll up to six.
It also confirmed 35 new infected cases, up to 214.
The State Health Services Organization Scientific Director of the Nicosia directorate Dr. Marios Loizou said that the latest victim was a man, aged 68, hospitalized at the ICU of the Nicosia General Hospital.
In Moscow, Mayor Sergey Sobyanin imposed a citywide lockdown in a bid to slow the spread of the contagious disease.
Sobyanin has ordered citizens to self-isolate starting Monday.
He added that city will institute a system of special passes that will allow people to leave their homes.
According to the ordinance, Moscow residents will only be allowed to go out to buy food or medicines at their nearest shop, get urgent medical treatment, walk the dog or take out garbage. (end) rs.os.ibi