String of regional lockdowns feared

Just a few days after the partial easing of restrictive measures to contain coronavirus cases, the pandemic has surged again in Western Attica, prompting immediate emergency action, with Deputy Minister of Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias announcing a ban on movement from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. and the suspension of click-and-collect services at retail stores in the municipalities of Elefsina, Aspropyrgos and Mandra-Eidyllia.

The move came as health authorities and government officials are sounding the the alarm, urging members of the public to act responsibly during the holidays, noting the precariousness of the situation.

Among the measures which are effective as of Friday morning in the three municipalities is the immediate shutdown of hair salons, bookstores and flea markets. As announced, the measures will last seven days initially.

In addition, church services...

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