What to do if you need to self-quarantine Greece’s first-ever female president, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, was formally sworn into office for a five-year term Friday. But what should have been a celebratory moment for the country was instead honored quietly due to the coronavirus pandemic.  The swearing-in ceremony for Sakellaropoulou, a former high court judge, took place in a nearly empty parliament as a preventative measure to try to stop the spread of the virus, The Associated Press reports. Only a handful of officials and journalists were present for the occasion. Handshakes were excluded from the ceremony, Reuters reports. In an effort to contain the outbreak and limit “social distancing,” Greece has closed schools, universities, movie theaters, gyms and nightclubs for the foreseeable future. As of Friday, Greece had 133 cases of COVID-19 and one death, according to Johns Hopkins University. Greece’s first female president, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, was sworn-in during a quiet ceremony Friday, March 13, amid the coronavirus pandemic.  ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS / Reuters After being sworn in, Sakellaropoulou lay a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier just outside of parliament in Athens. A small crowd gathered to watch the ceremony despite warnings from officials to stay home, AP reports. Sakellaropoulou highlighted


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