New Covid-19 measures imposed as PM entreats young

Amid an upward trend in coronavirus infections, Greek health authorities Friday announced new restrictions aimed at curbing the virus' spread while Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis appealed to young people to show greater caution following reports of overcrowding at nightclubs and concerts.

"I want to make a special appeal to young people," Mitsotakis said. "Be careful; take care of yourselves; you are not invulnerable, and those who are particularly not invulnerable are your parents and grandparents," he said.

Mitsotakis urged all citizens to wear masks in all public places and maintain a safe distance from vulnerable or elderly individuals. Later in the day, Deputy Civil Protection Minister Nikos Hardalias announced additional restrictions until August 24.

These include the extension of a curfew on bars and restaurants imposed on Mykonos and other popular...

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