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The novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19 disease, was unknown to most until recently.

Since December last year, many have come to fear the virus, creating feelings of insecurity, loneliness and helplessness.

After first appearing in Wuhan, China, the novel coronavirus has spread to at least 177 countries and territories.

According to data compiled by the U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University, nearly 684,700 cases have been reported worldwide, with the death toll above 32,100, and 145,696 recoveries.

In Greece, the pandemic has taken the lives of 37 people and the total number of confirmed cases mounted to 1,061.

Greece went into

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