Eighteen areas remain in state of alert

Authorities and health experts are closely monitoring the course of the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic as it unfolds around the country with increasing concern, both in terms of the suffocating pressure it is exerting on the National Health System and its dynamics in areas outside major urban centers, such as Pella, Pieria, Grevena, Drama and Serres in northern Greece.

Tellingly, in the last seven days, Pella has reported 430 cases per 100,000 people (the highest proportion in the country), while Grevena has confirmed 400 cases per 100,000. 

In the same period, Attica has reported just over 60 per 100,000.

According to Deputy Civil Protection Minister Nikos Hardalias on Friday, 18 areas of the country are particularly burdened, while he stressed that "failures or non-observance of measures can put other areas of the country in the same position."


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