Attica lockdown comes into effect as measures are specified

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 the newly introduced 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew on weekends.

Individuals will still be allowed to travel between municipalities for physical exercise, using the SMS system, Hardalias said.

The minister specified that travel between regions will be allowed for work-related or health reasons only. Similarly, university students will be allowed to travel from or to the address of their...

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