Government officials visit Xanthi after outbreak

In an apparent bid to underline the government's determination to contain any localized outbreaks of the coronavirus following a recent spike in cases, Deputy Minister for Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias and the government's special adviser on the coronavirus crisis, epidemiologist Sotiris Tsiodras, traveled on Friday to the northern Greek regional unit of Xanthi with a team from the National Organization for Public Health (EODY).

The visit came a day after the General Secretariat for Civil Protection announced restrictions for the area of Xanthi in northeastern Greece after 15 coronavirus infections were reported there in one day while imposing a curfew on the village of Echinos, where most of the cases were traced. 

In comments to reporters in Xanthi, a masked Tsiodras said that experts were examining several ways to contain such localized outbreaks, including an...

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