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- January 7: PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis visits the White House for talks with US President Donald Trump.
- January 22: Katerina Sakellaropoulou is elected to serve as the first female President of Greece.
- January 24: Fitch Ratings upgrades the credit ratings of Greece to BB (from BB-).
- February 24: The Athens Stock Exchange index crashes with a drop of 8.36%.
- February 26: Violent protests break out on the island of Lesbos over the proposed construction of new migrant camps.
- February 26: First person in Greece diagnosed with the Coronavirus.
- February 29: Turkey sends thousands of illegal migrants to the Greek border where they are met by riot police and army units.
- March 5: It is announced that, so far, 31 Greeks have been infected by the Coronavirus. At Rethymno, the local university closes for three days, due to a suspected case, while Panteios suspends classes for two.
- March 11: Schools and nurseries throughout Greece are closed for two weeks due to the Coronavirus.
- March 12: Greece reports its first fatality from a coronavirus infection: a 66-year-old man who had returned from a religious pilgrimage to Israel and Egypt at the end of February.
- March 13: Katerina Sakellaropoulou is sworn in as President of Greece.
- March 14: Two more people die, in Greece, from coronavirus infection, bringing the toll to three.
- March 20: The coronavirus infection claims its 10th victim in Greece. The latest victim is a woman - the previous nine were all men.
- March 21: An earthquake, measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale, strikes Parga and the surrounding area.
- January 5: Erika Breuer, actress
- January 17: Yiannis Michailidis, footballer
- January 31: Dimitris Papadopoulos, footballer