Gov’t specifies lockdown measures

A day after Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced a full lockdown in the broader Athens region to contain a resurgence in coronavirus cases and ease pressure on the National Health System, Deputy Minister for Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias provided more details about the measures on Wednesday.

Hardalias said the restrictions, which will apply from Thursday until the end of the month, include an extension of the night curfew from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on weekdays, as well as of the newly-introduced 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew on weekends.

Residents will only be allowed to leave home for specific reasons after notifying authorities by text message.

Individuals will still be allowed to travel between municipalities for physical exercise, using the SMS system, Hardalias said. Hardalias said a ban on movement, as some experts had recommended, would have been "class...

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