Attica ICUs under pressure as Covid-19 admissions continue to grow

As an upward trend in coronavirus infections continues - with 310 new cases reported on Tuesday, the majority of them in Attica - the government announced a raft of new restrictions for the greater Athens area. 

The measures extended the mandatory use of protective face masks to all outdoor areas which draw crowds while obliging live music venues to close and restricting attendance at concerts and open-air cinemas.

The decision to impose further restrictions on Athens - where a raft of measures are already in place including a midnight curfew for bars and restaurants - came as coronavirus infections in the capital have systematically accounted for more than half of the new daily cases being reported. 

Meanwhile concerns have also grown about an increase in the number of Covid-19 patients in intensive care units. More than 60 percent of Greek hospitals' ICU...

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