Greek shipping minister in intensive care with coronavirus

Greece’s shipping and island policy minister has been moved into an intensive care unit (ICU) as effects from the coronavirus worsen.

Ioannis Plakiotakis was admitted to a hospital in Athens on Saturday and was moved into an ICU yesterday after the minister’s oxygen levels became low.

Plakiotakis was appointed shipping minister in July 2019.

Greece has been under a strict lockdown since November 7 as it fights a second wave of coronavirus with health officials suggesting yesterday the measures are unlikely to be lifted until much nearer to Christmas.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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